Earth, Then And Now: Shocking NASA Images Reveal The Dramatic Changes In Our Planet

Our planet is a beautiful one, but sadly, we humans haven't done our part to show it proper respect or treat it in a way that will keep it intact over the long run. Mankind's activities have done undeniable, potentially irreparable damage to the Earth.

According to world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, humanity has maybe another 1,000 years left on Earth. Our only hope to survive extinction at that point is to colonize other areas of the solar system. Recently, NASA released a series of images that show just how much damage humanity has done to the world over the last few years.

Pedersen Glacier, Alaska.

Summer, 1917 - Summer, 2005

Aral Sea, Central Asia.

August, 2000 - August, 2014

Lake Oroville, California.

July, 2010 - August, 2016

Carroll Glacier, Alaska.

August, 1906 - September, 2003

Powell Lake, Arizona/Utah.

March, 1999 - May, 2014

Bear Glacier, Alaska.

July, 1909 - August, 2005


Forests in Rondonia, Brazil.

June, 1975 - August, 2009

McCarty Glacier, Alaska.

July, 1909 - August, 2004

The Dasht River, Pakistan.

August, 1999 - June, 201.

The Mirani Dam provides fresh water and power to the area, as well as providing water for agricultural irrigation.

Matterhorn Mountain, Swiss Alps.

August, 1960 - August, 2005

Mabira Forest, Uganda.

November, 2001 - January, 2006

Toboggan Glacier, Alaska.

June, 1909 - September, 2000

Great Man-Made River, Libya.

April, 1987 - April, 2010.

This massive engineering project (the biggest of its kind in the world) uses a network of pipes, aqueducts, and underground wells to provide the desert with water.


Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru.

July, 1978 - July, 2011

Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina.

July, 1998 - September, 2011

Muir Glacier, Alaska.

August, 1941 - August, 2004

Forests, Uruguay.

March, 1975 - February, 2009.

A concerted effort by Uruguay has helped their forested area grow from 45,000 hectares to 900,000 hectares. Unfortunately, it has also resulted in a net loss of plant and animal diversity.

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H/T: Bright Side | NASA

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