NASA’s newly appointed chief scientist, Katherine Calvin, wants to focus on climate science along with space. She has also focused on expanding the interaction between NASA members and other domains. She has promised a plan to renew the agency’s Earth Satellite fleet. She has mentioned that there is “more to plan”.
According to CNBC, Calvin is working on the assignments under a temporary assignment from his longtime base at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute. She is coming to NASA as it works on implementing a new Earth System Observatory, announced in May 2021 for the first time. Their program includes the intention to send a series of Earth-focused missions into space to observe and record climate change. She had the view that when people came to hear about NASA, they should think about climate science along with planetary science.
But Calvin will also face the perpetual infrastructure-related problem of keeping the Earth observation fleet current. She told CNBC that all of NASA’s chief scientists have had special areas. She is climate. CNBC has mentioned that Calvin stood by the point that NASA is performing amazingly worldwide. And with that, she just conveys this science and connects it with other bodies. NASA has more than two dozen satellites that record and measure climate change variables, such as changes in carbon dioxide levels. NASA uses such data to perform climate modeling and its prediction.
Calvin also focused on the point that NASA is working on procedures to make flights more efficient so that they use less fuel and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, her side-by-side battles will definitely work to make NASA’s climate data easier to find, so users do not have to struggle much with different websites. New climate technologies give her hope.
Calvin is of the opinion that people are innovative as they have flown a helicopter on Mars. There are a lot of people at NASA and elsewhere as they make inventions and bring the technologies that can help them adapt to climate change.