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Greta Thunberg arrives in New York for UN Climate Talks
28 August 2019
Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg has arrived in New York after a two-week sail across the Atlantic, ready to attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the end of September.
The United Nations talk will be attended by world leaders, who have agreed under the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise well below 2°C and tackle issues related to climate change.
The impacts of climate change are currently being felt across the world. It is having an undeniable effect on our oceans, land surfaces, ice caps and weather patterns across the globe, making it one of the most pressing challenges humankind faces today.
In order to tackle climate change, scientists and governments need reliable data in order to understand the complex interconnected processes of the Earth system and how they cause changes to our planet. By using Earth observation from space, we can monitor global environmental change not possible with other techniques. Earth-observing satellites provide the big picture, collecting data globally over decades, to understand climate change and provide the hard facts for decision-makers.