NASA administrator Charles Bolden issues a statement in connection with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan:

Having looked back at Earth from outer space, I have seen just how fragile our home planet is – and I’m committed to doing everything I can to help protect it.


NASA’s Earth Science program was established to use the advanced technology of our space program to understand and protect our home planet by using the view from space to study the Earth system and improve predictions of its changes. To meet this challenge, NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all data with the research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public.

It’s great to see NASA’s commitment to open sharing of collected data. And it seems that Earth Science will only become more interesting in the coming years.