Imaggeo On Monday: Summer on the Northern Hemisphere

Imaggeo On Monday: Summer on the Northern Hemisphere
The image shows a northern hemispheric summer day of the year 2012. One can see an impressive north Atlantic cyclone, a cloud free Mediterranean Sea, Saharan dust north of the Canary Islands, and cumulus fields near the coast of Namibia and Angola. The image was taken at June 28, 2012 09:00 UTC from the MSG satellite in a geostationary orbit 36000km above the equator. EUMETSAT provided the level 1.5 MSG data.

Description by Maximilian Reuter, after the description on


This weekend the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 ended, with the final agreement, the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ being widely discussed for it’s successes and it’s failures, as well as what it means for the next 12 months (until a re-evalation at COP27), the next 9 years, until the 2030 climate emissions targets deadline, and beyond. Alok Sharma, the COP President, stated that the agreement to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 was “alive, but its pulse is weak”, What do you think of the agreement? How was the balance between economically developed and developing countries, those in the Global North and Global South, and those more immediately impacted by climate change, managed? Do you think these steps will succeed in this goal? Or will more dramatic measures be needed to protect the planet, that we all need to survive…


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