Space junk: a clear and present danger

Space junk–the debris produced by 5,000 orbital-rocket launches since 1957–is a growing problem that endangers communication satellites and could potentially trap humanity on earth under clouds of floating debris, wrote UBC’s Michael Byers in a Globe and Mail op-ed.

Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, believes Canada should lead efforts to address the problem as the country has the advantage of being a non-partisan player in space.