Nasa has released shocking “Before and After” images that show the changes in our planet as a result of Climate Change. The above image is of the Pedersen Glacier melt in Alaska, showing the change from the mid-1920 – early 1940’s (the before image) to 2005 (the after image).
NASA says, “The foreground water in the earlier image is part of a lagoon, adjacent to Aialik Bay, into which Pedersen Glacier was calving icebergs. In the 2005 photograph, most of the lagoon has filled with sediment and supports grasses, shrubs and aquatic plants. The dead trees visible among the grasses are remnants of a forest that was drowned when the coast sank by some 10 feet (3 meters) during the 1964 Alaskan Earthquake. Pedersen Glacier’s terminus has retreated more than a mile (2 kilometers) and stands of trees have grown between the wetland and the glacier.”
“Pedersen Glacier Melt, Alaska.” NASA, NASA, https://climate.nasa.gov/images-of-change/?id=212#212-pedersen-glacier-melt-alaska.