Striking Images of a Changing Earth
(08 Mar 2016)

Melting Ice Cape Alaska Expresso

Striking Images of a Changing Earth

NASA recently shared images taken of various places on Earth, illustrating how the planet has changed over time. One thing that we noticed was how much things have changed due to the likes of climate change, natural disasters and urban growth. Some of the images were taken a century apart, while others show drastic changes over a much shorter period of time.

As NASA notes, the images emphasise just how much the Earth's surface can change. There are 309 sets of photos, including shots of growing urban sprawl in Cancun, Mexico, the shrinking ice caps of Iceland, and the damaged marshlands surrounding a post-Katrina New Orleans. If you'd like to see the full collection of these incredible photos, check out NASA's Global Climate Change website.

Yosemite Park then and now Expresso
Shrinking Lyell Glacier, Yosemite National Park

Nile Increase Expresso

Agricultural growth, Egypt, 1972 and 2003.

Lake Urmia Iran then and now Expresso

Drying Lake Urmia, Iran Sept 2000, August 2010, July 2014

Melting Glacier Peru Expresso

Melting Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru July 1978, July 2011


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