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Map-making highlights impact of climate change

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posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 07:25 PM
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ABC News

It has been four years since the last edition of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World, and cartographers say they have had to redraw coastlines and reclassify land to reflect significant geographical changes since then.

The atlas's editor-in-chief says the new maps will let us see environmental disasters unfolding before our eyes.
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Haven't seen this come up when I searched ATS. Thought I'd put it on here.

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Here are some scans comparing the old and new editions taken from bartholomewmaps.com.

Disintegration of Larsen Ice Shelf, Antarctica
1967

2003

(rotated for better comparison. Original)

Shrinking of Aral Sea, Asia
1967

2003


Iraqi marshlands destroyed, Asia
1999

2003


Lake Chad reduced by almost 95%, Africa
1973

2003


Creation of Three Gorges Dam, China
1997

2003


[edit on 18/9/2007 by David2012]




posted on Mar, 5 2012 @ 05:47 PM
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The Aral Sea located between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan is now approximately 10% of its former size.



www.unep.org...

Lake Chad, which used to straddle the borders of Chad, Cameroon, Nigeria, and Niger, is now approximately 6% of its former size.



www.unep.org...



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