How the World Has Changed in 30 Years

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Sometimes all it takes is a little perspective. Lucky for us, the geniuses at NASA, U.S. Geological Survey and Google have partnered up to create a time lapse video that shows how the face of the planet has changed in the last 30 years. Since 1972, eight satellites have orbited the earth capturing images of the earth’s surface. A satellite completes one revolution every 84 minutes, resulting in a vast collection of pixels of what our planet looks like from above.

Using Google earth software, the best and clearest pixels were put together to create this incredible time lapse animation. It’s scary to watch a Kansas-sized section of the Amazon rainforest losing 1/3 of the trees in 30 years. If seeing the glaciers disappear before your eyes isn’t a wake up call, we don’t know what is. As a culture that thrives off of visuals, take a moment and watch this video to see how we’ve changed this beautiful planet of ours.

“If we can’t see how we’re changing, and sometimes damaging our earth, we certainly can’t keep ourselves accountable for it.”

Written by cscdavis

May 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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  1. this made Forest smile. That is an amazing case for continuing to fund this mission. Breathtaking video tho watching glaciers, forests, mountains, and lakes give way to human consumption is a bit sad. Pretty stiff price to pay for progress.

  2. Reblogged this on Time for Action.

    Jim Wood

    May 14, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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