New Data Visualizations

Active fires animation

I worry a lot about the climate changes and the loss of biodiversity on Earth. NASA have a lot of maps (based on satellite images) that show changes on the Earth. For instance, they have maps that show active fires year by year (back to year 2000). So I made this animation of the rotating Earth – first with night lights to show the location of human citites – and then with active fires in august 2021. I was surprised – and sad – that it was so many places!

Credits/data source: Imagery produced by the NASA Earth Observations team using data courtesy of the MODIS Land Science Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

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