Nasa, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency, announced Wednesday that it has appointed its first senior climate advisor. Gavin Schmidt, director of the Goddard Institute of Space Science, will take the advisory chair, which will work with joe biden’s administration on the climate change plan.
NASA now has a climate advisor
Gavin Schmidt, appointed by NASA as a consultant for climate studies, will remain in position until the space agency makes a more permanent appointment, and the Biden administration will continue to work.
Furthermore, rather than his other tasks, Schmidt’s job will include providing communication and coordination with the wider scientific community, as well as promoting NASA’s climate-related research and technological developments.
In addition, NASA considers the appointment as follows; “The appointment of Gavin Schmidt will help ensure that the Biden Administration has a healthier, safer, more prosperous planet for our children, with very important data to implement and monitor the Biden Administration’s plan to achieve net zero emissions across the economy by 2050.”
At the same time, the creation of a special climate consultancy within NASA is thought by the public to be a reflection of the Biden administration’s approach to climate change that encompasses the entire government.
So much so that on his first day in office, Joe Biden signed an executive order that put the United States on the path to re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement, and just before taking office, he announced that he would serve as special climate envoy for the administration of former US Secretary of State John Kerry.