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28-Year Satellite Time-Lapse Shows Exactly What We're Doing to Our Planet


Science & Tech  (tags: Earth Engine, Google, satelite time-lapse, Landsat photos )

Judy
- 494 days ago - blogs.smithsonianmag.com
Today Google put out the Earth Engine, a fascinating tool that showcases a scrollable, zoomable time-lapse of the entire planet as seen by Landsat over the decades. The Landsat photos go back to 1984.



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Dandelion G. (387)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 6:05 pm
This is fascinating and scarey at the same time. One can see before their eyes, that in a short amount of time lakes are gone, the ice has melted in large amounts, and the forests and other lands are disappearing. This is in just my own childrens lifetime, as one was born in 1985 the other in 1988.

We are moving so rapidly there is hardly time to fully grasp what is taking place. But enough Scientist are and have been speaking out, the indigeneous are speaking out, we as a species can't keep this pace going. There needs to be new ways of living upon this earth, even if it means going back to some of the old ways.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:12 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Anne F. (17)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 8:18 pm
Amazing! Thanks for sharing.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday May 10, 2013, 12:20 am
Thanks Judy for this posting.
 

Freya H. (307)
Friday May 10, 2013, 7:09 am
If we don't take better care of this planet, Nature will take care of us - in a very bad way.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Friday May 10, 2013, 11:28 am
Wow. Scary to see what's right in front of us.
Thanks Judy :")
 

Roxy H. (340)
Friday May 10, 2013, 8:31 pm
its cool to watch, but ya..agree with Shawna.. frightening
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 10, 2013, 11:10 pm
Mmmmm
 

Janet R. (34)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 12:44 pm
Wow, that's sad. Should be required viewing for all politicians so they can't say "I didn't know".
 

Judy C. (106)
Saturday May 11, 2013, 8:09 pm
Like they say, a picture's worth a thousand words. This is indeed something our leaders, and really everyone should see.
 

. (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 2:13 pm
I dread to think what our planet will look like in another 28 years!
 
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