NASA published on its website a series of more than 500 photos obtained by satellite that show how climate change transforms and affects our planet.
Ice-covered area in the Arctic Ocean in 1984 (left) and 2012 (NASA).
The ice-covered area of the Arctic Ocean increases during the winter and retreats during the summer, usually reaching the lowest point of the year in September, it reports. RT.
The volume of ice reached its all-time low in 2012, since at least 1979, when the first reliable satellite measurements began, according to NASA.
The 2016 low was the second lowest on record. “At the rate we’re seeing of this decline, it’s very likely that the Arctic summer sea ice disappear completely in this century“, says Joey Comiso, NASA scientist and reproduces RT.
The Neumayer Glacier on South Georgia Island on January 11, 2005 (left) and September 14, 2016 (NASA).
The Neumayer Glacier, which is located on the east coast of San Pedro Island or South Georgia, located east of the southern tip of South America, has withdrawn more than 4 kilometers for the past 16 years.
A small change in the ocean’s temperature significantly affects the rate at which it melts.
The Pedersen Glacier in Alaska in 1920-1940 (left) and on August 10, 2005 (NASA).
In these images taken in 1920-1940 and in 2005 it is appreciated that the Pedersen Glacier, in Alaska, has almost totally disappeared. The ice has retreated more than 2 kilometers away and trees have already grown there between the wetland and the glacier.
The Qori Kalis glacier (Peru) in July 1978 (left) and in July 2011 (NASA).
These photos show how the Qori Kalis glacier, located in Peru, has retreated, leaving a lake on the mountainside, explains RT.
Partial view of Sindh province in southeastern Pakistan on September 21, 2019 (left) and September 21, 2020 (NASA).
Here NASA shows a part of Sindh province in southeastern Pakistan, before and after the 2020 floods.
Deforestation in the Argentine part of the Gran Chaco, on December 18, 2000 (left) and December 24, 2019 (NASA).
These images show the results of 19 years of deforestation in the Argentine part of the Gran Chaco. In the 2019 image much of the forest has been replaced by fields of soybeans and cattle.
Urbanization of Shanghai, China, on April 23, 1984 (left) and July 20, 2016 (NASA).
These photos from Shanghai show the trend of urbanization in the last four decades. Its population doubled, going from 12 million in 1982 to 24 million in 2016.
Satellite imagery shows that the city’s area, which covered 308 square kilometers in 1984, expanded to 1,302 square kilometers in 2014, he says RT.
Forest fires in Argentina, on December 22, 2016 (left) and January 7, 2017 (NASA).
Since mid-December 2016, around two dozen forest fires have consumed nearly one million hectares in the Pampas region in Argentina. The impact of the fire can be clearly seen in these images taken within a month.