Friday, 22 January 2016

5 videos that reveal the human impact on Earth

NASA is synonymous with space exploration, bringing to Earth awe-inspiring images of our solar system and the universe.

Recently, NASA started looking back home by creating the Landsat program, a series of satellites that continuously circle our planet, keeping an eye on how the human species is altering the Earth's surface.

Using Google Earth Engine, Illah Nourbakhsh and Randy Sargent from Carnegie Mellon University put together five sobering time-lapse videos showing the drastic changes our planet has gone through in a relatively short period of time.

  1. The climate crisis
  2. The race for resources
  3. The future of forests
  4. Asia’s industrialization
  5. Water

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