‘We know that right now, we cannot balance the carbon budget of the Earth.’
– Jon Ranson
Jon Ranson of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center uses NASA’s Terra satellite to study changes in vegetation. Dr. Ranson spoke with EarthSky about Earth’s carbon cycle – which describes the way that carbon, a building block for life, moves from our planet’s atmosphere, land, and oceans into living beings and back again. Disruptions to the carbon cycle are what’s causing global warming in this century.
Our thanks to NASA‘s Terra Mission, helping us better understand and protect our home planet.
Our thanks to:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Learning to love science. As a producer for EarthSky, Lindsay Patterson interviews some of the world's most fascinating scientists. Through EarthSky, her work content is syndicated on some of the world's top media websites, including USAToday.com and Reuters.com. Patterson is also charged with helping to stay in steady communication with the thousands of scientists who contribute to EarthSky's work of making the voice of science heard in a noisy world. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in creative writing, and a keen interest in all forms of journalism and media.