Saturday, September 10, 2011

How mankind is remaking the earth

"Félix Pharand is mapping the effect of humans on planet Earth. His latest video—which shows cities, transmission lines, pipelines, roads and railways with amazing detail—is simply spectacular. Play it at full screen. "From Gizmodo!

 I note not only the bright areas on Pharand's globe but also the dark areas. I don't know whether I am more surprised by the brightness of India or the large, poorly illuminated areas of China.

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