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Earth information Center: Discover Earth as NASA Sees It

For more than 50 years, satellites provide data on Earth’s land, ecosystems, water, air, temperature, and climate.


NASA recently promoted its Earth Information Center, located virtually online and physically inside the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters in Washington.


Visitors can see how Earth is changing in areas that affect lives and livelihoods, from temperatures in our cities to sea level rise, from greenhouse gas emissions to agricultural productivity. See for example these useful publications:


And the folder "Earth Now" monitoring a few of the Earth's "Vital Signs".

  • Carbon Dioxide 421 parts per million (280 or less before the Industrial Revolution started in the mid-1700s)

  • Methane 1923.6 parts per billion (722 in pre-industrial times)

  • Global Temperature +1.10 °C since preindustrial

  • Ice Sheets -424.0 billion metric tons per year

  • Ocean Warming 345,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 joules since 1955 (for the temperature of one kilogram of water to increase 1°C it has to absorb 4,184 Joules of heat. As a reference, copper only needs 385 Joules)

  • Sea Level + 10 cm since January 1993


NASA showcases large, awe-inspiring visualizations, as well as interactive media, stories, and narratives to show how viewing Earth from space can improve lives in the face of disasters, environmental challenges, and climate change. Click at the image below to access all of it. With a short video right at the beginning: "We're seeing our home Planet better than ever before. And the future of Earth science is bright."


Science is the way. More and more applied sciences. And as said this week by the Brazilian Envirionemt minister, elaborating on high integrity carbon credits: "There's no way to cheat the atmosphere".






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“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty”

Madame Marie Curie (1867 - 1934) Chemist & physicist. French, born Polish.

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