‘This visualization shows the last 60 years of rising temperatures on earth. Since our records began 133 years ago, the 10 warmest years, with the exception of 1998, have all come since the year 2000. So it’s no doubt our planet is changing and thanks to NASA, these changes are being monitored and people have a better understanding of our earth like never before. As a matter of fact, 2014 is set to be a huge year for climate research as NASA plans to launch 5 new missions to help us better understand our planet explained in this short video (23 Jan 2014)’.
As reported by CNN: ‘ NASA announced an ambitious slate of launches Wednesday ], 22 Jan 2014] aimed at putting new eyes on the Earth and its atmosphere in 2014. A total of five missions — three satellites and two instruments that will be mounted on the International Space Station — are scheduled to go into orbit between February and November, the U.S. space agency said. They’ll measure carbon dioxide in the air, water in the soil, rainfall, cloud layers and ocean winds, providing “immediately useful” readings that will help improve both short-term weather forecasts and and long-term climate projections, said Michael Freilich, the director of NASA’s Earth Science Division’.
 “NASA putting new eyes on Earth in 2014” CNN (23 Jan 2014). http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/22/tech/innovation/nasa-satellite-launches/.