NASA Satellite Photography Shows How Humans Are Ruining The Planet

Earth is constantly changing. Some changes are a natural part of the climate system but a large majority of the drastic change we have seen in the last 50 years falls directly on humans.

NASA Earth Observatory has recently released a collection of World of Change photos that highlight how drastically Earth’s geography has change over the last few decades due to man. Climate change is often a topic that is avoided in conversation due to how it has been politicized but we need to address it as it is. A problem that needs to be handled now.If you need proof, then look no further than satellite imagery from recent decades.

Shrinking Columbia Glacier, Alaska

 

NASA Earth Observatory. July 29, 1986
NASA Earth Observatory. June 15, 2017

Growing Deltas in Atchafalaya Bay

NASA Earth Observatory. 1984
NASA Earth Observatory. 2017

Cape Cod Coastline Change

NASA Earth Observatory. June 12, 1984
NASA Earth Observatory. September 11, 2017

Antarctic Ozone Hole

NASA Earth Observatory. September 17, 1979
NASA Earth Observatory. October 12, 2017

Shrinking Aral Sea

NASA Earth Observatory. August 19, 2000
NASA Earth Observatory. August 22, 2017

Surface Mine Athabasca Oil Sands

NASA Earth Observatory. July 23, 1984
NASA Earth Observatory. July 15, 2016

Mountaintop Mining, West Virginia

NASA Earth Observatory. September 17, 1984
NASA Earth Observatory. August 22, 2015

Amazon deforestation in western Brazil

NASA Earth Observatory. July 20, 2000
NASA Earth Observatory. July 18, 2012

 

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