Global warming on Earth is a topic that everyone knows and talks about but there aren’t any pertinent steps taken to combat this pressing issue. The talk is that we are way past the 11th-hour phase, there isn’t much time left for talks or research but only for action.


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In December 2016, a global conference was held in Paris that discussed concrete measures for tackling carbon emissions in the atmosphere.  Paris Climate Deal was made which addressed issues like temperature rise, deforestation, and emission of greenhouse gasses in a five-year plan.

While it’s hard to gauge the severity of the adverse effects of global warming, these pictures from NASA give a shocking insight of how human beings have altered the world at an alarming rate.

1. Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Summer, 1917 — summer, 2005

2. Aral Sea, Central Asia. August, 2000 — August, 2014

3. Lake Oroville, California. July, 2010 —August, 2016

4. Carroll Glacier, Alaska. August, 1906 — September,2003.

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

6. Bear Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 —August, 2005.

7. Forests in Rondonia, Brazil. June, 1975 — August, 2009

8. McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July, 1909 — August, 2004

9. The Dasht River, Pakistan, August, 1999 — June, 2011

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

11. Mabira Forest, Uganda. November, 2001 — January, 2006

12. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska. June, 1909 — September, 2000

13. Great Man-Made River, Libya, April, 1987 — April, 2010

14.  Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July, 1998. — September, 2011

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

17. Mabira Forest, Uganda. November, 2001 — January, 2006

18. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska. June, 1909 — September, 2000

19. Great Man-Made River, Libya, April, 1987 — April, 2010

20. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July, 1998

21. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July, 1998

22. Muir Glacier, Alaska. August, 1941 — August, 2004.

23. Uruguay Forests, March, 1975 — February, 2009

The pictures have been taken from Brightside courtesy of NASA

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