By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate.
It's sad to see how the enviroment is being affected based on how people are using it in order to survive. There is really no win win situation here unless people chose to leave and start their life elsewhere. We also have to take consideration the fact that many of the people around the Aral Sea do not have the means to relocate. The Aral Sea has progressively lost its size based on crops that have been farmed around its area. As more and more crops are grown, more and more water is being taken from the sea. Pretty soon there will be no more than just a dry land that once was a water source for life. Again, many of the people in this area rely on their crops to survive, but what will happen once the water has run dry? There is always a way to prevent things from happening but it takes a great effort and times are not giving people that option. -- M. Carvajal
Via Seth Dixon