Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Sad satellite scenes of destruction by man

Check out these amazing but sad satellite images posted in the Guardian's website showing man's devastating impact on our planet, from disappearing seas to deforestation. This one above is of the Amazon forest.

Posted is a selection of "spectacular satellite images, featured in Earth from Space, published by the Guardian and A&C Black, clearly shows man's devastating impact on our planet, from the disappearing Aral Sea to deforestation in Brazil, urban growth in Dallas and light pollution across the globe."

The night shots of Earth's light pollution are particularly harrowing, highlighting (literally...) the difference between the levels of artificial lighting in North America and Europe and other continents in the southern hemisphere, mainly South America and Africa. Are they lucky or not to be in the dark?


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