Thanks to NASA’s Landsat satellites and Google’s new Earth Engine we are now able to view the long term impact humans are having on our planet. Whether it is the expansion and development of current cities, deforestation in the Amazon, or other human activities, you may be surprised or downright shocked at the difference 25+ years has made.
Some Mind-Bending Earth GIFs [YouTube]
You can visit the Google Earth Engine website and view Landsat Annual Timelapse image sets (1984-2012) for a variety of locations at the link below.
- Published 05/13/13