The ‘Mind The Earth’ project is the creation of architect and urban planner Kasper Brejnholt Bak and writer Morten Søndergaard. Using Google Earth View, the duo are aiming to highlight how climate change is affecting our planet, showing us the world from a perspective we don’t usually see in our day to day lives.
Over the last few decades urbanization and globalization have altered our natural landscapes significantly, and Google Earth view maps are a great way to track these changes. Using screenshots from the past and present, Brejnholt and Søndergaard are able to present to us elements we can’t see from ground level.
Brejnholt and Søndergaard hope that by showing us that humans have more impact on the environment than we think, it will encourage us to change our habits, reversing the negative effects of climate change. Both beautiful andd terrifying, these images will not only astound you, but also make you question the way we live.
Take a look at some of the monumental shifts below, it will completely revolutionise how you view the world around you from now on.
The Aral Sea, Uzbekistan 1999 (left) and the Aral sea, Uzbekistan 2013 (right).
The Amazon Rainforest, 1975 (left) and the Amazon Rainforest, 2008 (right).
Dubai, 2003 (left) and Dubai, 2014 (right).
Fishing Slum, Manila.
Deforestation of the Bolivian Rainforest.
Ice floe in Antartica.
Intersecting freeways in Los Angeles.
Neza-Chalco-Itza Barrio in Mexico City, the world’s largest slum.