Watch 20 Years of the Earth Breathing in Five Minutes
NASA has released a short video comprising 20 years of satellite imaging showing the Earth as it changes across the seasons.
The result, arguably, is the single most effective depiction of the incessant churning dynamism of our planet’s climate and biological systems. Ice fields advance and retreat; grasslands grown and wither; oceans warm and cool; plankton blooms and dissipates.
The images are drawn from those taken by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), a satellite launched in 1997.