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New Atlas Reveals Planetwide Devastation (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 07:19 AM
A 300 page atlas entitled One Planet Many People, released by the UN saturday, clearly illustrates massive urban sprawl, deforestation and other evidence of destructive changes to our planet in the past 40 years through the use of before and after photographs. From Las Vegas to Beijing to Dehli the evidence of mankinds effect on the fragile Earth is clearly evident from space.
Mexico City mushrooms from a modest urban center in 1973 to a massive blot on the landscape in 2000, while Beijing shows a similar surge between 1978 and 2000 in satellite pictures published by the United Nations in a new environmental atlas.

Delhi sprawls explosively between 1977 and 1999, while from 1973 to 2000 the tiny desert town of Las Vegas turns into a monster conurbation of one million people -- placing massive strain on scarce water supplies.

Page after page of the 300-page book illustrate in before-and-after pictures from space the disfigurement of the face of the planet wrought by human activities

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

This photographic evidence is but another indication of the wonton destruction of planet Earth at the hands of Mankind, but who cares as long as the economy is good, right?

[edit on 6/6/05 by Divergence]

posted on Jun, 6 2005 @ 07:49 AM
It is an important topic!

However the story has already been covered in the Sci-Tech Forum.

Click Link Below
UN Atlas Thread


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