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The White House’s newest report on climate change 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, 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.
McCall Glacier Melt, Alaska
Left: July 1958. Right: Aug. 14, 2003.
Pine Island Glacier Calving, Antarctica
Left: Oct. 28, 2013. Right: Nov. 13, 2013.
Lake Change, New Mexico
Left: June 2, 1994. Right: July 8, 2013.
Left: May 17, 2013. Right: Oct. 24, 2013.
Reservoir Growth, Mali
Left: Jan. 21, 1978. Right: Jan. 31, 2004.
Drought, North/South Dakota
Left: May 18, 2000. Right: April 4, 2004.
Lake Shrinkage, Africa
Left: Dec. 8, 1972. Center: Dec. 14, 1987. Right: Dec. 18, 2002.
Dam Impact, Paraguay
Left: May 25, 1985. Right: June 7, 2010.
Left: Sept. 24, 2010. Right: Aug. 2, 2011.
Petermann Glacier Melt, Greenland
Left: June 26, 2010. Right: Aug. 13, 2010.
Dam Impact, Pakistan
Left: Aug. 2, 1999. Right: June 8, 2011.
Left: May 21, 2001. Right: May 3, 2002.
Correction, 12:30pm PST: An earlier version of this story stated an incorrect date for the “before” picture of Lake change, New Mexico. The correct date is June 2, 1994.
Correction, 10:00am PST: An earlier version of this story stated an incorrect date for the “before” picture of Dam impact, Pakistan. The correct date is Aug. 2, 1999.
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