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Space technology that can help us save our environment


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Have you heard about a special type of microsatellites that can observe environmental changes like sea level or melting of glaciers? With the help of that technology, scientists can approach the solution how to fight against global warming.
 

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scientists can approach the solution how to fight against global warming.

I'm not too sure we can fight global warming, no matter how much money and science we throw at it. It may sound corny, but that snowball is already rolling - the increasingly rapid shrinkage of glaciers worldwide makes that abundantly clear. Are we past the proverbial tipping point? Quite probably! Perhaps we should instead be spending those trillions of dollars preparing for a worst-case scenario. Of course, politicians would have a difficult job selling that approach to the masses. But I fear that is what's needed - that, and getting a foothold off this planet.

Who was it that set up a system, a supposedly democratic system
Where you end up always voting for the lesser of two evils?


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Yeah, you are absolutely right. But with the help of some space technology we can save our environment. For example, there are special kind of microsatellites that can track rare species of animals to prevent them from being killed by poachers
Researchers at the University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Machine Learning Research Group, have combined satellite imagery with artificial intelligence capabilities, in order to detect and count African elephants
https://www.skyrora.com/post/using-satellites-to-detect-elephants-from-orbit


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I am more of a heavy handed type of person when it comes to poachers.... if any one is caught or there is damn good evidence of that event occurring we should be giving them individuals maximum punishment. We shouldn't be killing anything for a specific part of their body. I doubt we can go around tagging all the animals or posting surveillance on endangered animals, because the resource cost would be huge.

I know that fight is a tough one because most of this occurs at night, so catching these people in the act is very difficult. Maybe it will come to a time where the only way we can same some species is too quarantine the area off and not let humans in any more. Its like whales, we almost hunted them to extinction but countries are still hunting them regardless of the world ban on hunting them. This is a tough mission and probably can only be accomplished with either huge restrictions or very harsh punishment.

On climate..... I am not really a denier but science has proven over and over that Earth over millions of years goes through temperature changes and there has been periods where we didn't have glaciers at all. BUT this takes millions of years, and I doubt highly humans will be even a afterthought before a cycle finishes.... thats one thing us humans can stop is the passage of time, our lives are so very short when you take in the scope of these universal changes 🙂  


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