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The Climate Is Changing — and NASA Has the Proof

May 8 2014 - 6:29am

The White House's newest report on climate change [1] has a clear message: the globe is getting warmer; it's our fault; and the typhoons, floods, and superstorms we've experienced in recent years will only continue to get worse. NASA agrees.

The aeronautics and space agency has an interactive feature, Images of Change [2], that shows the dramatic effects of global change, urbanization, extreme storms, and more over time. In the images, giant glaciers melt in the span of weeks, entire rivers dry up in just a few years, and floods devastate crops all around. All the images show the planet in a state of flux.

Take a look at these selections from NASA's gallery, then take our poll: do you believe in climate change [3]?

Source: Getty [4]

McCall Glacier Melt, Alaska

Left: July 1958. Right: Aug. 14, 2003.

Source: NASA Images of Change [5]

Pine Island Glacier Calving, Antarctica

Left: Oct. 28, 2013. Right: Nov. 13, 2013.

Source: NASA Images of Change [6]

Lake Change, New Mexico

Left: June 2, 1994. Right: July 8, 2013.

Source: NASA Images of Change [7]

Flood, Cambodia

Left: May 17, 2013. Right: Oct. 24, 2013.

Source: NASA Images of Change [8]

Reservoir Growth, Mali

Left: Jan. 21, 1978. Right: Jan. 31, 2004.

Source: NASA Images of Change [9]

Drought, North/South Dakota

Left: May 18, 2000. Right: April 4, 2004.

Source: NASA Images of Change [10]

Lake Shrinkage, Africa

Left: Dec. 8, 1972. Center: Dec. 14, 1987. Right: Dec. 18, 2002.

Source: NASA Images of Change [11]

Dam Impact, Paraguay

Left: May 25, 1985. Right: June 7, 2010.

Source: NASA Images of Change [12]

Flood, Iowa

Left: Sept. 24, 2010. Right: Aug. 2, 2011.

Source: NASA Images of Change [13]

Petermann Glacier Melt, Greenland

Left: June 26, 2010. Right: Aug. 13, 2010.

Source: NASA Images of Change [14]

Dam Impact, Pakistan

Left: Aug. 2, 1999. Right: June 8, 2011.

Source: NASA Images of Change [15]

Tornado, Maryland

Left: May 21, 2001. Right: May 3, 2002.

Source: NASA Images of Change [16]


Source URL
http://www.geeksugar.com/Climate-Change-Evidence-34740562