Climate change occurs when adjustments in the Earth’s climate systems result in new weather patterns that can last for millions of years. One part of this process is the atmosphere, the layer of gases that are held in place by gravity and keeps the sun’s heat in and the radiation out. In 2003, NASA called for the world to take action and cut back on the number of greenhouse gasses being produced, in a report that revealed the upper atmosphere is thinning.
However, Professor Brian Cox went one step further to get a first-hand look at just how shocking these effects are.
During the filming of the BBC’s “Wonders of the Solar System,” the presenter visited Thunder City – an aircraft operating and maintenance company based in Cape Town International Airport.
He said in 2013: “I’ve come to Cape Town in South Africa to do something I have always wanted to do.
“I’m about to fly incredibly high, to the very edge of…
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