Timelapse GIFs of satellite photos show Earth changing over three decades

Google recently announced on their blog that they’ve been working with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and TIME to release compilations of Earth images taken from space for the interactive Timelapse project.

These compiled images include Lake Urmia drying up, Las Vegas’ urban growth, Dubai’s coastal expansion with its Palm Islands, Alaska’s Columbia Glacier retreat and the Brazilian Amazon deforestation. It’s amazing to see just how much the face of Earth has changed in the span of just three decades because of us people everywhere.


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