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A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space

A Breathing Earth: Watch the World's Seasonal "Heartbeat" from Outer Space | green infographics | Scoop.it

Each year we experience our normal seasons of hot and cold. Winter brings snow to many of us, and in summer, often blazing hot temperatures and beach days.

John Nelson has given us a new vision of this familiar cycle in the form of a simple GIF… but the result is mesmerizing for its profound demonstration of these cycles upon our lives and the world processes it clearly illustrates.

Nelson used cloudless imagery from the NASA Visible Earth team. He took their flat graphics showing each month of the year and wrapped them around a spherical globe. Then he added some effects like coloration, atmospheric haze, and month information.

What we see as a result, is the Earth’s seasonal heartbeat on display as never before. The northern hemisphere’s massive snowpack as it rolls into winter and the vegetation of the world drying and greening as the seasons pass.

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Marsha Carmichael RMT, Reiki, EFT's curator insight, August 22, 2013 2:23 PM

Ohhhh....  This tickled my brain and caused tingling in the writing hand!!

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7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth

7 Shocking Google Earth GIFs of Human Impact on Earth | green infographics | Scoop.it

There’s no doubt about it, humans have reshaped the earth more in the last two hundred years than at any other time in our history… and the last 25 years are no different. 


Google has released a new “interactive map experience” allowing users to view archived satellite data over the last quarter century, giving us perhaps the most clear and valuable view of our recent impact on earth.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 4, 2:14 PM

Why is this blocked in my School!?!?!