As people change Earth - satellite images

• How people change Earth - satellite pictures of

Satellite images show how technological progress has changed the face of the earth in just a few decades. All photos were taken by satellites, which are included in the program of "Landsat". July 23 this program turns 40 years old. The program, jointly managed by NASA and the US Geological Survey, focused on the systematic collection of data on our planet. Starting from July 23, 1972, in the framework of this program, carried out observations from satellites.

As people change Earth - satellite images

A photograph taken by satellite in 1987, this part of the Saudi Arabia you can see only the vast desert. But by 2012, most of the region has turned into farmland, similar to the green dots on the barren lands.

As people change Earth - satellite images

In the photographs taken in 1973, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009, it shows how the disappearing Aral Sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Once one of the largest lakes on Earth was destroyed by Soviet irrigation projects.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Back in 1990 the coast of Dubai remained virtually untouched by man, but after some 16 years, this area has changed beyond recognition.

As people change Earth - satellite images

At this point in the orbit of the satellite is called the Landsat 7, he left the land 13 years ago. To replace him in January 2013 it is planned to launch another satellite. In 1984, in Brazil only began work on the construction of the Samuel dam, located on Jamar River in Rondônia. The second picture taken in 2011, shows how the impact the presence of dams and reservoirs in the surrounding forests.

As people change Earth - satellite images

In the photo 1992 Binhai area in China, it is a sparsely populated marshland. But by 2012, the area has turned into a developed economic zone.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Shenzhen, China, in 1999 and 2008.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Infrared images in 1975, 1992 and 2000, showing the disappearance of forests in the region of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Production of shrimp in the Gulf of Fonseca, Central America in 1985, 1999 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Santiago, Chile, in 1985 and 2010.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Lake Meredith, USA, in 1990 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

The Dead Sea in 1984 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Columbia Glacier, Alaska, 1986, 2000 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Morocco in 1985 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

The city of Tucson, Arizona, USA, in 1984 and 2011.

As people change Earth - satellite images

Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1976, 1989 and 2004.

As people change Earth - satellite images

The Great Salt Lake, USA, in 1985 and 2010.

As people change Earth - satellite images

The Caspian Sea in 1972, 1987 and 2010.