While there is little disagreement among scientists as to whether our climate is changing, there are differing opinions as to whether the changes are part of a natural cycle or if humankind is precipitating the change. To understand the climate change, it is imperative to collect historic weather data for the whole planet.
Before mankind can take measures that will ensure safe living conditions for ourselves and future generations, we first must understand climactic change, local and global. Continuous gathering of data will support scientific inquiry. Using historic environmental data, scientists can build computer models. As the information downloaded into models increases, the accuracy of local and global predictions will also increase.