It’s a well-known phenomenon that the Earth is changing all around us. It’s been evolving for millions of years and it continues to do so, especially with the influence of humans on the planet. It is easy to forget sometimes just how much we impact the world around us, quite simply because these changes can take a lot of time or can only be seen from above. However, the changes we have made to the environment can be very easily viewed in this set of photographs captured by NASA. Now displayed on its website, these pictures taken from above really display just how much can change in only a few years. The time difference between these images ranges from five to 100 years and they all look amazing. Take a look through these awe-inspiring images- you won’t believe just how dramatic they are…
#1. Muir Glacier, Alaska. August, 1941 — August, 2004.
#2. Carroll Glacier, Alaska. August, 1906 — September, 2003.
#3. Aral Sea, Central Asia. August, 2000 — August, 2014.
#4. Mabira Forest, Uganda. November, 2001 — January, 2006.
#5. Forests in Rondonia, Brazil. June, 1975 — August, 2009.
#6. McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2004. McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2004.
#7. Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru. July, 1978 — July, 2011.
#8. Great Man-Made River, Libya, April, 1987 — April, 2010. This image shows the greatest engineering project in the world. It is made up of a network of pipes, aqueducts and wells more than 500 metres deep that provides the desert with water.
#9. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska. June, 1909 — September, 2000.
#10. Bear Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2005.
#11. Matterhorn Mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. August, 1960 — August, 2005.
#12. Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Summer, 1917 — summer, 2005.
#13. The Dasht River, Pakistan, August, 1999 — June, 2011. The Mirani Dam supplies clean drinking water and power to the surrounding area, as well as supporting the local agriculture.
#14. Powell Lake, Arizona and Utah. March, 1999 — May, 2014.
#15. Lake Oroville, California. July, 2010 — August, 2016.