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    Google timelapse for the last 37 years

    Google earth that shows what an area looked like over a 37 year span.
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    https://earthengine.google.com/timel...yRAdRomA5za_Co

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    Very interesting

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    Saw that a while back. Very scary.
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    Interesting watching Las Vegas grow and Lake Mead shrink.

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    Unfortunately we’ve know this kind of throng has been going on for years. Hopefully the powers that be can agree to make a long term commitment to reduce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Day View Post
    Unfortunately we’ve know this kind of throng has been going on for years. Hopefully the powers that be can agree to make a long term commitment to reduce it.
    Better to prepare for the coming Storm and hope for the clear days thereafter.

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    I'll suggest that hand wringing be reconsidered. 37 Years is but a blink of an eye for the earth. Want to impress me? Let's see 37 centuries.

    This is like someone photographing their kid for the first 10 years of his life and announcing that based on the trend he's going be 50 feet tall at 40. It just snowed in April in Indiana. Is an ice age coming? The smart money says no. The earth goes through natural cycles. No government program will stop that. The sky is not falling.

    To Quote the immortal George Carlin:

    ...There is nothing wrong with the planet… nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine… Compared to the people, THE PLANET IS DOING GREAT: Been here four and a half billion years! Do you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years, we’ve been here what? 100,000? Maybe 200,000? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over 200 years. 200 years versus four and a half billion and we have the conceit to think that somehow, we’re a threat? That somehow, we’re going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us: been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drifts, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and aluminum cans are going to make a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    I'll suggest that hand wringing be reconsidered. 37 Years is but a blink of an eye for the earth. Want to impress me? Let's see 37 centuries.

    This is like someone photographing their kid for the first 10 years of his life and announcing that based on the trend he's going be 50 feet tall at 40. It just snowed in April in Indiana. Is an ice age coming? The smart money says no. The earth goes through natural cycles. No government program will stop that. The sky is not falling.

    To Quote the immortal George Carlin:

    ...There is nothing wrong with the planet… nothing wrong with the planet. The planet is fine… Compared to the people, THE PLANET IS DOING GREAT: Been here four and a half billion years! Do you ever think about the arithmetic? The planet has been here four and a half billion years, we’ve been here what? 100,000? Maybe 200,000? And we’ve only been engaged in heavy industry for a little over 200 years. 200 years versus four and a half billion and we have the conceit to think that somehow, we’re a threat? That somehow, we’re going to put in jeopardy this beautiful little blue-green ball that’s just a-floatin’ around the sun? The planet has been through a lot worse than us. Been through all kinds of things worse than us: been through earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, continental drifts, solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, the magnetic reversal of the poles, hundreds of thousands of years of bombardment by comets and asteroids and meteors, worldwide floods, tidal waves, worldwide fires, erosion, cosmic rays, recurring ice ages, and we think some plastic bags and aluminum cans are going to make a difference?
    Yeah but the real point of Carlin’s earth bit is that we’re making the earth uninhabitable for humans. Of course the earth will be fine. His point was that we’re ruining it for life as we know it.

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    Carlin also said that the planet may have created humans to create plastic. Now that it has plastic humans are no longer needed. Things change, adjust or fall behind.

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