NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are launching a free digital data collection about climate change’s affect on Earth this month and you may watch the primary speak on-line today (Oct. 6).
The two U.S. companies are co-hosting the Alliances for Climate Action, a web-based collection of talks designed to “address rising demand for accurate, timely, and actionable information at a time of rapid world climate change,” NASA officers wrote in an announcement. The collection will function 4 two-hour periods all through October, all of them beginning at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT). You can watch them on NASA Live right here (Space.com will simulcast it, if potential) and can register for the series at its website.
The first session today, entitled “Our Future Vision,” will embody feedback from NASA chief Bill Nelson, FEMA and climate science leaders on the present stage of climate change.
“At NASA, we will always look upward and push out into the cosmos, but central to our mission is protecting the planet we call home,” Nelson mentioned in the agency’s statement. “Right now, NASA’s researchers, scientists and technicians are on the forefront of our nation’s climate resiliency, collecting and sharing data that is used to respond to extreme weather events and predict those to come.”
You can see a schedule of occasions for the remainder of the month and their official NASA descriptions under.
Oct. 6 – Our Future Vision: Leadership from FEMA, NASA, and climate leaders will lay out their imaginative and prescient for the way forward for climate motion.
Oct. 13 – When Climate Moves Communities: Participants will concentrate on climate migration and managed/strategic retreat.
Oct. 20 – Stories That Inspire Action: This dialogue will deliver collectively leaders from tribal, faith-based, environmental justice, artwork, youth advocacy, and journalistic organizations to characterize numerous views and present that everybody can discover their place in a neighborhood working collectively to deal with climate change.
Oct. 27 – Financing Climate Action: The collection will wrap up with discussions revolving round climate change-resilient infrastructure and equitable climate motion.
NASA has long-used satellites and different agency belongings to trace Earth’s climate and climate from space, and has additionally teamed up with FEMA and different companies as wanted. Earlier this year, the Biden administration and NASA introduced plans for a new Earth System Observatory to “enhance climate resilience” utilizing next-generation knowledge climate knowledge programs to trace climate modifications and its impacts on our planet.
For extra data on NASA and FEMA’s Alliances for Climate Action collection, session audio system and to register for occasions, visit the project’s website. The collection is a part of FEMA’s Resilient National Partnership Network Forum, which goals to extend the resilience of communities to pure catastrophe and climate threats.