COP28 in UAE: New NASA centre can detect global methane emissions at microscopic scale

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(from left) UAE astronaut Hazzaa AlMansoori; Senator Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator, and UAE astronaut Dr Sultan Al Neyadi, at a session ‘Space & Beyond: The Future of Space Exploration’ organised by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in partnership with the Museum of the Future, at Museum of the Future in Dubai on Tuesday
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Dubai: NASA has unveiled a new US Greenhouse Gas Centre, which, the American space agency’s administrator says can detect global methane emission at the microscopic level.

Top leaders of NASA and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the US Greenhouse Gas Centre at the UN Climate Conference COP28 in Expo City Dubai on Monday.

According to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, the Centre is another way the Biden-Harris Administration is working to make critical data available to more people – from scientists running data analyses, to government officials making decisions on climate policy, to members of the public who want to understand how climate change will affect them.

Against the backdrop of COP28, Nelson on Tuesday spoke along with two UAE astronauts, who have been to space, at a ‘Future Talk’ session organised by the Museum of the Future and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRS) in Dubai.