NASA official discusses Earth Day and climate change

NOW: NASA official discusses Earth Day and climate change

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The 53rd annual celebration of Earth Day is set to take place on Saturday, April 22.

Dr. Karen St. Germain, NASA's Division Director of the Earth Science Division, joined us on Friday, April 21 to offer insights into our planet and the importance of taking care of it.

While NASA is known for rockets and astronauts, it is also home to the world's largest group of Earth scientists, with over 25 satellites tracking global changes such as air quality and extreme weather patterns.

Dr. St. Germain discussed how bizarre weather events inform our understanding of climate change and its impacts on weather trends across the country. She emphasized the role NASA plays in observing these changes and utilizing the collected data to help communities cope with various challenges.

To learn more about Earth and how to celebrate it, visit NASA's Earth Science Division website for additional information and resources.

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