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Taking action on climate change

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Taking action on climate change

2022-06-03 – Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our time, and we are already seeing the effects. Satellites are valuable tools we can use to better understand climate change and adapt to it.

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA, European Space Agency)

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats of our time.

From space, we observe the changes happening on our planet.

We assess the state of the ozone layer
2013, 2015

We measure air pollution
2017 - Carbon monoxide from the wildfires in northwestern Canada

We monitor air quality

We observe soil moisture
2021 - Drought in the Northern Great Plains

We study changes to our ecosystems
2019-2020 - Mackenzie River in Canada

We track changes in ice and permafrost conditions
1999, 2021 - Peyto Glacier in Banff National Park

We support emergency response activities during disasters
2022 - Floods in Manitoba

Satellites are valuable tools we use to better understand climate change and adapt to it.

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