10 years SPOT VEGETATION
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  Sea Ice Decline
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  Exurbs
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10 YEARS OF IMAGING NORTH AMERICA

SPOT VEGETATION


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Arctic Sea Ice Decline
In 2007, the sea ice extent dropped to a historical minimum, 38 % below the average of the last thirty years, and a whopping 24 % less than the previous record low of 2005.
Sea ice minimum in 2007, compared to 1979 - Source: NASA

Floods
The North American continent is regularly affected by floods. In the USA alone the 30 biggest floods of last century caused more than 8,830 deaths and 57 billion dollars worth of damage.
Spring flood in New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada in April 2008 - Source: Dave Bender, New Hamburg Independent

Leaving town
Americans are increasingly moving away from big urban centres to exurbs, fast growing commuter communities on the metropolitan fringe with more space and more affordable housing.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - Source: Woods Hole Massachusetts


Genetically modified crops
have been widely adopted by American farmers. In 2007, half of the world’s 120 million hectares of genetically engineered crops was located in the USA.
More than 80% of US cotton and soybean are genetically modified - Source: www.wikipedia.org

Hurricane alert
In the Atlantic, the frequency and intensity of landfalling storms has been increasing over the last 30 years, possibly because of global change.
Katrina was one of the most powerful and deadly hurricanes to strike the US - Source: NOAA/NASA GOES Project