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04 Dec 2018, 15:29
Sören Amelang

“There is no planet B” – video message from the ISS

Federal Environment Ministry

For the start of the UN climate change conference in Poland, German astronaut Alexander Gerst has called for increased action to protect the climate in a video message from the International Space Station (ISS). “What’s in your hands today is no less than the future of our world,” said Gerst in a video published by Germany's environment ministry (BMU). “I was struck this summer by many views of a brown and dried-up Europe. Climate change is having an impact. We can see that even from space with our own eyes, and it’s crystal clear from up here that everything is finite on this little blue marble in a black space – and there is no planet B.”

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