For many years, humanity has left a huge impact on the Earth’s natural environment and landscape.
NASA’s satellite technology has allowed them to store archival material about the universe and the Earth from decades ago. Then in early 2017, NASA opened the huge treasure that made it “publicly” open to the public for all to see.
And with this photographic resource, if you are hard at work, you will get pictures showing the change of the Earth over decades, as new Bright Side authors do below.
1. Glacier Pedersen (Alaska – US) summer 1917 – 2005
The Pedersen Glacier (Alaska – America) glacier summer of 1917 and the summer of 2005. The difference is very clear after 100 years when the ice here is replaced by green grass due to the warming of the Earth.
2. Carroll Glacier, Alaska (08/1906 – 09/2003)
Similarly, the Carroll Glacier also had significant changes in meat compared to 100 years ago. And the reason is still only one – climate change.
3. Glacier Bear, Alaska (07/1909 – 08/2005)
4. The McCarty Glacier, Alaska (07/1909 – 08/2004)
5. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska (06/1909 – 09/2000)
6. Aral Sea (Central Asia) (08/2000 – 08/2014)
Within 14 years, the Aral Sea has shrunk, and there is a risk of missing on the world map
Aral is a seafront of Central Asia, not interconnected with other seas, but maintains oceanic salinity. Water supplies for Aral are the surrounding rivers – such as the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya.
Everything has changed since 1930 when neighboring authorities decided to dig a canal to serve irrigation in the desert. By 1960, the Aral Sea lost a supply of 20 to 50 billion cubic meters of water, leading to shrinking status.
From the world’s fourth-largest seawater, Aral shrinks, and it will evaporate completely in the next 10 years.
7. Lake Oroville, California (07/2010 – 08/2016)
The area of Lake Oroville used to be a “scenic spot” for sailing, fishing and retreats. But a historic drought lasting five years from 2010 has made the lake almost dry land, the area narrowed to more than two thirds.
According to climate experts, droughts are caused by the impact of El Nino.
8. Lake Powell in Arizona and Utah (03/1999 – 05/2014)
9. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina (07/1998 – 09/2011)
Being one of South America’s largest saltwater lakes, the time is also treating cruelty with Lake Mar Chiquita. The area of the lake is shrinking – mainly due to climate change and local overgrowth.
10. Matterhorn Mountain in the Alps (08/1960 – 08/2005)
At the same time of the year, the amount of snow ice at the top of the Matterhorn (Switzerland and Italy border) is completely different – a clear consequence of climate change.
11. Rondonia Forest, Brazil (06/1975 – 08/2009)
As a result of decades of deforestation and the occupation of agriculture in Brazil.
12. Uruguay Forest ( 03/1975 – 02/2009)
Unlike other countries, Uruguay seeks to expand its forest area – from 45,000 hectares to 900,000 hectares.
However, due to the large use of human plants, this process has a significant impact on the biodiversity of the forest.
Source: Bright Side