January 2018

Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Deimos-2 image  © Deimos Imaging, an Urthecast Company

Rising temperature and increasing acid levels in the oceans are gradually damaging the Australian coral reef, an essential habitat for a large number of marine species.

February 2018

Mojave Desert, USA - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

To make cultivation possible in desert areas, precious water reserves are exploited.

March 2018

 

Dnieper River (Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Black Sea) – COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

Melting of frozen basins and watercourses close to inhabited areas can pose hazards to surrounding cities and infrastructures.

April 2018

Petermann Glacier, Greenland - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

The speed at which glaciers move and melt has increased over the last 30 years.

May 2018

Colniza, Mato Grosso, Brazil - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

The more remote and rich forests are, the more illegal deforestation activities increases.

June 2018

 

 

Aral Sea, Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan - Deimos-1 image  © Deimos Imaging, an Urthecast Company

Forced diversion of waterways, even hotter climates, as well as the exploitation activities in agriculture and fishing, make some areas of the world increasingly dry and arid.

July 2018

 

Great Blue Hole, Belize – WorldView-2 image © DigitalGlobe

The Great Blue Hole provides evidence of the correlation between land, cultural transformation and climate change over the course of geological eras.

August 2018

Atacama Desert, Chile – GeoEye image © DigitalGlobe

Even in the most remote desert regions, it is possible to mine for minerals and create a proliferation of extraction wells, in order to obtain the useful yield from the territory.

September 2018

Flood, Croatia - WorldView-2 image © DigitalGlobe

In recent years, climate change has given rise to a progressive increase in extreme weather phenomena, such as floods, thunderstorms and subsequent landslides.

October 2018

 

 

Iceberg A-68, Larsen C, Antarctic - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

The detachment of portions of ice at the poles of various sizes is a phenomenon that has been observed for a long time. In recent years this has increased, most probably due to global warming.

November 2018

Cujubim, Brazil - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

Forest fire cause carbon emissions, which, added to the man-made emissions, is creating a negative loop. In fact, forests play a very important role in absorbing CO2.

December 2018

Volcano Vesuvius, Italy - COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

Global warming is making the vegetation drier, facilitating the spread of wildfires that, in turn, can be started maliciously, with the aim of exploiting the territory.