The center will track greenhouse gas emissions and help the public be more attuned to the impacts of climate change.
At the end of November, The White House shared how the Biden-Harris Administration aims to combat climate change by increasing the monitoring and measurement of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. But this is not a topic for government eyes only; if you are interested in learning more about climate change and having access to this important climate data, experts say the public can now do so through something called the U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center.
At the 28th annual United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) on Monday, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson, along with other government leaders, announced this hub will be a one-stop shop where people can learn more about our climate and the dangers we are facing as human-driven global warming ramps up.
“NASA data is essential to making the changes needed on the ground to protect our climate. The U.S. Greenhouse Gas Center is another way the Biden-Harris Administration is working to make critical data available to more people — from scientists running data analyses, to government officials making decisions on climate policy, to members of the public who want to understand how climate change will affect them,” Nelson said in a recent agency statement. “We’re bringing space to Earth to benefit communities across the country.”
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