Scientists from the United States, China, Japan- and possibly other nations- are engaged in a race to perfect satellite technology that will one day measure greenhouse gas emissions from space, likely transforming the winner into the world’s first climate cop. It would give that country the ability to monitor the planet’s emissions quickly and cheaply, as well as the capability to determine individual nation’s net emissions and whether or not that nation had kept its promises to slow global warming.
And I thought drones were getting intrusive. Talk about your nosy, nagging Nanny State! Big Brother? Big Bossy Brother!
That’s just what the world needs, a supranational Peeping Tom. “Your Excellency, I'm afraid it’s that creepy Uncle Sam again, he’s peeking in on us to see if we’re being naughty.”