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Climate Change

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Have a look just how serious Climate Change is.
I’m going to sit this one out. I posted it out of general interest.

Taken from http://www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/05/13/google-time-lapse-imagery-shows-changes-to-earth-s-surface

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Google has released a series of time-lapse images that show the massive changes that have occurred to certain areas of the Earth’s surface roughly over the period 1984-2012.

The images show, year by year, the massive changes that have occurred to various areas of the planet, including Dubai’s costal expansion, Las Vegas urban growth (1986-2012), Brazilian Amazon deforestation, Lake Urmia drying up, Wyoming coal-mining and the Columbia glacier retreat (for the purposes of animation this image changes on a bigger time-scale than year-by-year).

To create these animated images Google joined forces with the US Geological Survey, NASA and TIME magazine while Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab built the HTML5 site that made the animations interactive and enables users to browse them.

The images are available to view on Google+ and on Google Earth. Click on the link below:

http://earthengine.google.org/#timelapse/v=36.11976,-114.95888,8.5,latLng&t=0.05

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

4 thoughts on “Climate Change

  1. With the exception of Lake Urmia, it appears that rather than climate changes all of the other changes have been altered by mankind.

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  2. i saw these the other day…the melting of the ice cap/glacier is crazy….wow….

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  3. Pity mankind can’t quietly wipe itself out without taking the planet with them.

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