NASA and ESA unite to address climate change

The leaders in space are joining forces to support a global response to climate change.

The first-of-its-kind partnership will see the two leading agencies work together to observe and study the Earth and its changing environment. The two parties signed a joint statement of intent on Tuesday.

NASA and ESA (European Space Agency) already work together to provide most of the world’s Earth science coverage through their satellites, and this “transformative agreement” will build on that capability in an integrated and strategic manner.

“Climate change is an all-hands-on-deck, global challenge that requires action – now,” said NASA Administrator Bill Nelson. “This agreement will set the standard for future international collaboration, providing the information that is so essential for tackling the challenges posed by climate change.”

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