Monday, September 27, 2010

Urban Sprawl & the Damage Done

Rising from 1.6 billion in 1900 to the current day estimate of 6.8 billion.
Industrialization and expansion have carved up the land for better or worse.

Presenting an assortment of time-lapse videos depicting massive change on earth:
Urbanization of Dubai

Rondônia, Western Brazil - Deforestation in the Amazon

Reversing Saddam Hussein's devastation inflicted upon the marshes of Mesopotamia

Drought takes it toll on Lake Powell, Utah

all videos constructed from images compiled from NASA's Earth Observatory