Published on 13 May 2019
Learn how ESA's Climate Change Initiative helps us understand climate change from space.
Global climate change is arguably the most pressing environmental challenge we face today. The consequences of a warming climate are far-reaching, potentially affecting societies all over the world through food production and water supplies among other things, and triggering an increase in extreme weather events. Action to combat and adapt to a changing climate is high on political, social, environmental and economic agendas worldwide. Understanding how Earth functions as a system and obtaining unequivocal evidence of the changes taking place are key to addressing issues linked to climate.