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6. Dezember 2019

Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report

Report assesses key advances made over last 12 months understanding climate change impacts

A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate conference.

The report provides an assessment of the key advances that have been made over the last 12 months in understanding the drivers, effects and impacts of climate change, as well as societal responses.

ESA’s Director of Earth Observation Programmes, Josef Aschbacher, said, “Understanding the Earth system and how human activity is changing the planet’s natural processes is complicated science. However, this report offers a really clear and refreshing way of presenting the facts on climate change.

“Observations of key climatic variables detailed in the report show accelerating change – many of which are monitored from space.”

The report was compiled by Future Earth and The Earth League – two major international organisations representing networks of global sustainability scientists.

It summarises new findings on 10 specific aspects of climate change, such as the record high in greenhouse gas concentrations, sea-level rise, forests under threat and extreme weather being the ‘new norm’.