"Just where the U.S. Earth observation program might go from here is uncertain. Roger Cooke, a mathematician and risk analyst at Resources for the Future and another co-author of the scientific study, says the problem lies in economics. 'There's plenty of money for weather prediction because there is a market for it and you can get funding to build satellites and launch systems to predict the weather,' he said. 'However, climate is more difficult because the signal is weaker and there is no incentive to build systems that will generate very long and accurate time series of measurements. And that's exactly what you need to observe climate.'"
Say Cheese. Experts Want a Better Global Picture for CO2
Media Highlight from ClimateWire — Jan. 5, 2018