NASA Just Shocked The World With These ”THEN-AND-NOW” Photos of Earth – WATCH CLOSELY

The Earth has made giant geological shifts throughout the lifespan of our planet, but what we sometimes fail to realize is that even during human history, major changes in weather, environment, climate, and more have changed before our eyes.

We’ve found some differences between the same places and you won’t believe how different some of these places look!

777055-7-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558These two images show a then-and-now version of the Pedersen Glacier in Alaska. The left depicts the location during the summer, 1917, while the right one showcases the same location in summer, 2005. Notice the massive changes of the landscape. The ice and snow are almost completely gone, leaving behind an unrecognizable scenery.
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The Aral Sea in Central Asia has dried up significantly compared to its August 2000 version. 2014 was a dry year, and this bird’s-eye image shows just how much the sea has shrunk.
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Lake Oroville, California.
Until very recently, most of California was suffering from a serious drought, and the lack of water took its toll on Lake Oroville as well . Check out the difference from July 2010 to August 2016.
775955-1-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558This one is a bit hard to notice at first sight, but after careful inspection, its  the geography has changed quite significantly. Carroll Glacier, Alaska. August 1906 — September 2003.
777155-9-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558It was a dry and hot season in 2014, and this photo showcases how dry Arizona and Utah were during that time. Powell Lake, Arizona, and Utah. March 1999 — May 2014.
776905-4-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558Another look at how much water has dried up in the 2000’s. Bear Glacier, Alaska. July 1909 — August 2005.
776355-17-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558Deforestation has taken a lot of forests in South America, and the forests of Brazil look drastically different than they did in the past. Look at the shocking difference. Forests in Rondonia, Brazil. June 1975 — August 2009.
776555-2-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The ice has melted and the glacier is virtually nonexistent. McCarty Glacier, Alaska. July 1909 — August 2004.
777105-8-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The Dasht River, Pakistan, August 1999 — June 2011. A positive, the dam crafted there now provides clean water to the people within the area.
777005-6-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The snow is a little lacking on the mountaintop. Matterhorn Mountain in the Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. August 1960 — August 2005.
776305-16-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The forest has gotten smaller in Uganda. Mabira Forest, Uganda. November 2001 — January 2006.
776855-3-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The green is lush but there is significantly less snow in 2000. Toboggan Glacier, Alaska. June 1909 — September 2000.
776805-24-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558Great Man-Made River, Libya, April 1987 — April 2010. The man-made river is known as one of the great engineering projects of the world. Through a serious of pipes, aqueducts, and wells, the water system provides the desert with water.
776655-21-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The stunning glacier is no less majestic, but the difference is truly staggering. Qori Kalis Glacier, Peru. July 1978 — July 2011.
776705-22-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558The lake is smaller in recent years, but the area still looks somewhat lush and vibrant. Mar Chiquita Lake, Argentina. July 1998. — September 2011.
775905-0-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558Alaska has become vastly warmer than in previous years, and nothing showcases this more than Muir Glacier. The difference makes these photos look like two different locations. Muir Glacier, Alaska. August 1941 — August 2004.
776755-23-1000-a542d8629a-1477651558Uruguay has actually grown its forest areas. While this sounds positive, this has actually affected plant and animal diversity. Uruguay Forests, March 1975 — February 2009.

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