ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano on-screen during a live call from the International Space Station at the the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid, Spain, 11 December 2019.
Astronauts have long described the profound experience of seeing Earth from orbit. Against the vastness of space, the beauty of our home planet is clearer than ever – but so is the need to protect it.
From fires in the Amazon and Hurricane Dorian to disappearing atolls and shrinking sea ice, Luca has captured evidence of Earth’s fragility and our impact as humans. He shared that view once again with world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 25 as they take the next crucial steps for our planet.