4. Aug 2018

What our planet looks like from space

We really challenge our eco-system – and that’s visible from space…


USA, Las Vegas

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Left 1973, Right 2000; ©sueddeutsche.de
From 1950 to 2005 the number of inhibitants of Las Vegas has increased from 25.000 to over 1 million. Also the ground water level has decreased more than 1.5m because of the need for water to keep gulf courses etc (in a desert) green…


Spain, Almeria

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Left 1974, Right 2004; ©sueddeutsche.de
Green houses and plantations have taken the place of what was mostly nature. A lot of water is needed to grow food for the European Union..


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First published: October 28th, 2016