Many of us have seen pictures of former Aral Sea-faring, now sand-locked ships in Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, but photographer Jason Larkin's project, Mistake Of Nature, is a look at the people in that area whose lives are permanently squeezed by the confluence of coercive rule, a decimated agrarian economy and locally apocalyptic ecological change.
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A lot can change in 28 years, and Google has put together a very graphic demonstration of just how much can happen geographically with a new effort that combines global, annual Landsat satellite image composites with its Google Earth Engine software. The result is a series of interactive time la