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Nasa unveils images showing dark reality behind climate change

Negative effects of climate change

Nasa has released a gripping photo series documenting the state of flux planet Earth currently finds itself in, the Independent reported on Tuesday.


The 'Images of Change' series shows the effects of climate change, urbanization, and damage down by fires, floods, and other natural hazards.


One of the images Nasa has released reveals that the Mueller, Hooker and Tasman glaciers in New Zealand have all retreated since 1990. 
Another image has shown retreating Arctic ice. 


Moreover, the US space agency has released an image of snow in the Saharan Desert. The image features a rare occurrence for the Algerian community of Ain Sefra as snow fell for the first time since February 1979. Within a week it had melted on all but the mountain peaks.    
Another image, which was taken in 2015, shows the melting ice in Canada changing the flow of rivers. For example, the melting of the Kaskawulsh Glacia in Yukon Territory, Ontario, has altered the ecosystem further downstream after just one year.


The image that was taken in 2016 reveals the melting causing 'river piracy', when one stream's headwater, to be diverted into that of another.
In Kaskawulsh it means the melt water now flows east into the Alsek River and to the Pacific Ocean, rather than north into Kluane Lake and eventually the Bering Sea.



Nasa also unveiled an image of a glacier tongue that collapsed in Tibet's Aru mountain range, killing nine people in the village of Dungru. The ice avalanche, which took place in July 2016, left debris as much as 30 meters thick across 10 square kilometers.


Last Modified: Wednesday، 16 August 2017 04:34 PM