Friday, July 17, 2009

Our Earth from Space

Extreme Makeover: Environment Edition

Space Shots Capture the Effects of Global Warming and Urban Sprawl

In celebration of their tenth anniversary, NASA’s Earth Observatory released a series of satellite images documenting nearly a decade of worldwide climate change. In just ten years, the evidence of environmental and human impact on the world is dramatic. From deforestation to urbanization to evaporation of lakes and seas, places around the world are rapidly changing, which then begs the question: What will become of these places in the future?

The following are a few examples from NASA’s Earth Observatory...

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