These Nasa images show the incredible changes to our planet

Louis Dor
Monday 23 January 2017 14:30
Science and Tech
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Donald Trump's pick for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has publicly doubted the existence of climate change.

He's an opponent of EPA standards for climate pollution and has questioned whether toxic mercury pollution is hazardous to public health.

This is on top of Donald Trump's own doubts over climate change.

It's probably wise to take the consensus opinion of the majority of scientists over a president who has no scientific qualifications and an overactive Twitter account.

But anyway.

Nasa curate images that are evidence of climate change in a gallery, some of these are satellite imagery over years, some are computer generated, others are simply archived images contrasted with present day.

We've put some in sliders, and the changes - some over centuries, some over a few days, are staggering.

Browse the sliders, below:

1. Melting Qori Kalis glacier, Peru

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2. Muir Glacier melt, Alaska

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3. Pedersen Glacier melt, Alaska

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4. Imja Glacier melt, Himalayas

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5. Helheim Glacier melt, Greenland

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6. Older, thicker Arctic sea ice declines

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7. Urban growth, Tucson, Arizona

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8. Ice avalanche in Tibet’s Aru Range

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9. Arapaho Glacier melt, Colorado

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10. Shrinking Aral Sea, central Asia

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For more, visit Nasa's gallery.

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