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Project gallery @home edition 2020

Climate Detectives @home is an ESA education project that challenges, students aged 12 – 18 years, and families to monitor our planet from home by looking from above.

From their vantage point in space, astronauts and satellites can see both the beauty and the fragility of our planet. You can also observe Earth from home and work like a real Earth scientist!

Participants were asked to choose an Earth observation image, using the EO Browser online tool, the ESA Earth Observation Image of the week gallery or the ESA astronauts’ Flickr accounts. In addition to the image, participants had to provide a short description linking the image to a climate problem.


Project title: Binhai

Category: Atmosphere and air pollution

Author: Nandagopa Narasimhan Student’s age: 16 years old

Image source: Flickr


The beautiful, yet terrifying picture of Binhai province, China shows the impeding Immediate, Global crisis that would be more dangerous for our dear planet, than any other threat. Beijing has been known to have a lot of pollution, many a times having rich and dense smog (smoke & fog), and the same is shown on a global scale by Mr. Alexander Gerst, being seen from space.

The Binhai province is populated by urban and sub urban regions, where, everything from transportation, Industrial waste to civil airborne waste collect to form a combination of Nitrogen Oxides, Sulphur Oxides, Carbon Oxides, Ozone and Particulate dust. These smog, ultimately lead to biological and ecological destruction, due to which, both people(especially those with chronic respiratory issues) and natural habitats(by making the environment toxic) are affected.

Thus pollution is no laughing matter, especially in Asian countries like China and India, which, being Newly Industrialised Countries(NICs) continue to have uncontrolled pollution rates that we must work upon reducing, lest it becoming a threat for earth. The decrease of pollution in china due to covid lockdowns, have shown that pollution is controllable with the right uproach, thus we must work upon stopping this problem.

Images and descriptions are submitted by the teams/individuals and they take the full responsibility of the shared data.

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