NASA’s time-lapse warns us against earth’s degradation!

NASA's time lapse narrates the story of earth's degradation!

Hello readers! Instead of telling you what’s already happening on the Earth, I thought of doing something different, like…. taking you into the future! The future that I’m talking about is authentic and reliable because it is not my prediction but an announcement by NASA after a thorough observation.

The story goes like this – Google, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, and TIME have worked together to release an interactive time-lapse made from satellite images of the Earth that show how our planet has changed in recent decades. The images date back to 1984 and show a year-by-year progression of changes to the surface of the Earth.

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So what have the pictures told us? We see an unimaginable rate of deforestation in the Amazon, the effects of coal mining in Wyoming, the massive urban expansion of Shanghai and Las Vegas, and the drying of the largest lake in the Middle East, Lake Urmia. This, my friends, is only a brief description of the sad state of Mother Earth at present.

As we step into the future, we see that temperatures and rainfall will change drastically during the century to come. Globally, temperatures are expected to rise significantly. Precipitation will increase and decrease differently for various locations around the globe.

We are fortunate enough to be warned against the odds before the situation gets out of hand. Paying heed to this, we must prevent our actions from being a threat to the world; what say?

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