China launches satellite to monitor global CO2 emissions


China has launched atmospheric CO2-monitoring TanSat satellite on 22nd December 2016, in an effort to curb and monitor greenhouse gas emissions. The 635-kg satellite will measure global carbon dioxide levels every 16 days over the next three years and help policy makers and scientists gather independent climate change data. Notably, China is the world’s largest emitter of CO2.

So, let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
Q1. Which country has launched atmospheric CO2-monitoring TanSat satellite?
Answer: China

Source – The Hindu

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