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3/29/2017 3:18:35 AM

Earth, Then and Now: Dramatic Changes in Our Planet

If you compare some of the photographs which can be found on NASA’s website, you can really see how human beings have changed the appearance of our world over the years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years. Incredible stuff.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Summer, 1917 — summer, 2005

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Aral Sea, Central Asia. August, 2000 — August, 2014


earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Lake Oroville, California. July, 2010 — August, 2016

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Carroll Glacier, Alaska. August, 1906 — September, 2003


earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Powell Lake, Arizona and Utah. March, 1999 — May, 2014

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Bear Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2005

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Forests in Rondonia, Brazil. June, 1975 — August, 2009

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2004

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
The Dasht River, Pakistan, August, 1999 — June, 2011. The Mirani Dam supplies clean drinking water and power to the surrounding area. The dam also helps support local agriculture.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Matterhorn Mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. August, 1960 — August, 2005.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Mabira Forest, Uganda. November, 2001 — January, 2006.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Toboggan Glacier, Alaska. June, 1909 — September, 2000.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Great Man-Made River, Libya, April, 1987 — April, 2010. This is the greatest engineering project in the world: a network of pipes, aqueducts and wells more than 500 metres deep. The water system provides the desert area with water.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru. July, 1978 — July, 2011.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July, 1998. — September, 2011.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Muir Glacier, Alaska. August, 1941 — August, 2004.

earth then and now dramatic changes in our planet
Uruguay Forests, March, 1975 — February, 2009. Uruguay has managed to grow its forested area from 45,000 hectares to 900,000 hectares. However, this has had the effect of a loss of plant and animal diversity.
















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