Satellite shows extent of terrible destruction to the planet

Published on May 7, 2019

A timelapse showing the devastating effects of deforestation of the Amazon forest and Madagascar, caught from satellites.

Satellite images give us an extraordinary perspective on deforestation and just how vast the problem has become. In Madagascar, we see the effects of an 80% reduction in forest over 30 years. With so few trees left to hold the red earth in place, it shifts from the island into the rivers. It looks as if Madagascar is bleeding.

Cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand new perspective, revealing new discoveries, incredible colours and patterns, and just how fast it is changing.

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