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On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet

Climate Change is an important issue which needs to be addressed not just on World Environment Day, but on daily basis. It’s saddening to see once dense forest now struggling to exist, just because we humans destroyed it for our selfish motives. NASA?s before and after images of these glaciers show us how vast the difference is between the once scenic glaciers and rivers, which now are losing its charm due to our carelessness.

1. Matterhorn Mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. August, 1960 ? August, 2005

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet

Once covered heavily with snow, Matterhorn mountain now has less snow as compared to 45 years ago.

2. Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Summer, 1917 ? summer, 2005

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet

Snow is replaced by vegetation at Pedersen Glacier, Alaska.

3. Forests in Rondonia, Brazil. June, 1975 ? August, 2009

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


Due to deforestation, Rondonia forest in Brazil is a belt of rapidly disappearing tropical forest.

4. Muir Glacier, Alaska. August, 1941 ? August, 2004

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


You can see the lack of floating ice and the abundant vegetation on the Muir Glacier

5. Powell Lake, Arizona and Utah. March, 1999 ? May, 2014

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


The once free-flowing Powell lake is now diminishing from the map view.

6. McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 ? August, 2004

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


McCarty Glacier is no more a glacier as there is no sign of snow around the region.

7. Aral Sea, Central Asia. August, 2000 ? August, 2014

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


You can see a drastic change here. A massive area of the green has disappeared from the Aral region and now is left barren.

8. Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru. July, 1978 ? July, 2011

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet

The Qori Kalis Glacier has retreated by almost 50%

9. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July, 1998. ? September, 2011

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


It was due to drought situation in Argentina which led to Mar Chiquita lake dry-up.

10. Bear Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 ? August, 2005

On World Environment Day, NASA Reminds Us Of The Damage We Have Done To Our Planet


One of the most scenic Alaskan glacier has lost its charm due to massive meltdown of snow.

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