10 Images That May Change Your Mind on Climate Change

1892 photo taken by Harry Fielding; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of The Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)
1892 photo taken by Harry Fielding; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of The Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Whether you believe in climate change or not, there is no denying change is happening.

And those changes in the climate are having a devastating effect on the environment.

Here are a few images from NASA that show what the changes really look like.

Pedersen Glacier melt, Alaska

1917 photo captured by Louis H. Pedersen; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Source: The Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

1917 photo captured by Louis H. Pedersen; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: The Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Puncak Jaya Glacier melt, Indonesia

Photographed by J.J. Dozy in 1936; by the United States Geological Survey during the Carstensz Glaciers Expeditions in 1972; and by a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station in 2005. Credit: NASA/JSC/USGS/ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group.

Photographed by J.J. Dozy in 1936; by the United States Geological Survey during the Carstensz Glaciers Expeditions in 1972; and by a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station in 2005. (Image: NASA/JSC/USGS/ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group)

Shrinking glacier, Alaska

Images taken by the Thematic Mapper onboard Landsat 5 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. Source: NASA Earth Observatory, using data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Images taken by the Thematic Mapper onboard Landsat 5 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. (Image: NASA Earth Observatory, using data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

Glacier calving, Greenland

Images taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Source: NASA Earth Observatory

Images taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite. (Image: NASA Earth Observatory)

Northwestern Glacier melt, Alaska

1940 photo taken by unknown photographer; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

1940 photo taken by unknown photographer; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Muir Glacier melt, Alaska

1882 photo taken by G.D. Hazard; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

1882 photo taken by G.D. Hazard; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Muir Glacier melt, Alaska

1941 photo taken by Ulysses William O. Field; 2004 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

1941 photo taken by Ulysses William O. Field; 2004 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Bear Glacier melt, Alaska

1909 picture taken by by Ulysses Sherman Grant. 2005 picture taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.

1909 picture taken by by Ulysses Sherman Grant. 2005 picture taken by Bruce F. Molnia. (Image: Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology)

Shrinking ice cap, Iceland

Images taken by the Thematic Mapper onboard Landsat 5 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. Source: NASA Earth Observatory, using data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Images taken by the Thematic Mapper onboard Landsat 5 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. (Image: NASA Earth Observatory, using data from the U.S. Geological Survey)

Drought, California

Images taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus onboard Landsat 7 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Missions Gallery "Drought Conditions in California, USA," U.S. Department of the Interior / USGS and NASA.

Images taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus onboard Landsat 7 and the Operational Land Imager onboard Landsat 8. (Image: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Landsat Missions Gallery “Drought Conditions in California, USA,” U.S. Department of the Interior / USGS and NASA)

While I know there are people who don’t believe in “climate change,” surely people must see that there is some sort of massive change happening, and that we need to do something to try to at least slow it down if we can’t stop it. If you are shocked at these images, consider sharing them so others can see them too.

 

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