Our Climate Is Changing, And NASA Has The Proof

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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.

Flood, Cambodia 

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.

Flood, Iowa 

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.

Tornado, Maryland 

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. 

Images courtesy of Getty and NASA Images of Change

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