09 May 2013

Development and Destruction In Two Gifs

Google published a series of time lapse photos as a part of its Google Earth Engine project. Here are two that show both positive and negative development progress. To me this shows what can be done under serious constraints (irrigation in the desert) and how abundance can be destroyed (Amazon).

I keep wanting to wade into the realm of climate change and sustainable development. Now may be a good time to start.

HT The Atlantic and Julia Berman