Here are few facts about the China’s newly launched carbon dioxide monitoring satellite
China on Thursday launched a satellite to monitor the carbon dioxide levels, according to reports. Here are few facts you need to know about the China’s newly launched monitoring satellite.
- The launch of the satellite has made the Asian giant the third country to track the potent contributor to global warming from space
- According to reports, the TanSat probe will enable China to keep a close eye on greenhouse gas emissions, and it will give a louder voice in future negotiations on carbon reduction
- The technology will trace the sources on greenhouse gases and will help the country to evaluate whether countries are fulfilling their commitments to reduce the pollutants
- Notably, China is also a signatory to Paris climate change agreement, the universal action plan for curbing global warming
- Do you know the US and China are responsible for some 40 percent of world’s emissions? So their participation in the agreement is crucial for its success
- China is the third country after the US and Japan to launch the CO2 monitoring satellite
- According to reports, TanSAT has a very good vision and it can even distinguish changes in atmospheric co2 as small as 1 percent
- China is world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, due to the heavy dependence on coal to provide electricity to its population of 1.37 billion population
The TanSAT project was initiated in the year 2011 and 2015 was targeted as the original launch. In the year 2013, the Preliminary Design Review of the mission was completed.
It’s a big success for China as TanSAT will help the country to track the potent contributor, Carbon Dioxide which is the biggest contributor to global warming.