BEIJING, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) — Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano has sent important messages to the United Nations showing that high priority should be paid to climate change and to protect the earth’s ecological environment, according to the U.S. space website.
“Looking at it from the perspective of the International Space Station, the answer is clearer than ever, and there is absolutely no better planet than Earth’s home,” Palmitano said in a video from the European Space Agency. “
Palmitano, one of six astronauts currently stationed on the International Space Station, said when asked which planet Parmetano would most like to explore as an astronaut-
“Looking at it from the perspective of the International Space Station, the answer is clearer than ever, and there is absolutely no better planet than Earth’s home,” he said in a video from the European Space Agency. “
On July 20, Palmitano made his second space mission to the International Space Station, and on October 2nd he became Italy’s first commander of the station.
In a video, Palmitano told world leaders attending the Unclimate summit on September 23rd that there was an urgent need to take action to work together to stop climate change, and pointed to its impact on world coral reefs, Arctic glaciers and forests.
“The Earth is vast, the terrain is diverse, and astronauts look spectacularly and beautifulfrom the International Space Station, and every time I look out of the dome window, I see a whole new, incredible sight that reminds us how precious and fragile our planet is that we need to protect her,” Palmitano said in the video. “
He also called attention to the impact of human activity on the Earth’s environment and global warming trends, which he said were linked to intense heat waves and increasing hurricane intensity experienced around the world.
“The human impact is visible and tangible, and unless we take concerted action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and stop global warming, we will lose more if we don’t reverse that trend,” Palmitano said. “The Paris agreement and the work done by the leaders of the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York are important.
However, Mr Palmitano said that in order to limit climate change and global warming, the priorities of international organizations needed to be translated into practical action. A race is quietly going on, but this is a race between humanity and time, we must win, it is time to act across borders, and for future generations, we must do everything we can to protect the planet.