Human Planetary Impact in Pictures

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As the old clichéd saying goes — a picture is worth a thousand words — so it goes with a set of stunning satellite images, dubbed "Earth from Space," collected by the Guardian and A&C; Black. Displaying man's destructive impact on the planet, the set features images of a tsunami-ravaged Banda Aceh (seen above), the flooded Dongting Lake in China and deforestation in Brazil, amongst others. Scary stuff, though it's certainly amazing as well.

Via ::Guardian Unlimited: The Earth from Space (news website)

See also: ::Calendar of Climate Change 2007, ::Exposed: Climate Change Photography