Human presence over North America

Human presence over North America

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This image is part of the feature Crowded Planet

Credit: FELIX PHARAND-DESCHENES, GLOBAIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human presence over North America at night. Global map showing major road and rail networks over land, along with transmission line and underwater cable data superimposed over satellite images of cities illuminated at night. North and South America on the left is under darkness while Europe, on the right, is illuminated by the Sun. This image illustrates modern human impact on the planet.

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Keywords: 21st century, american, anthropocene, artwork, asian, cable, cables, central america, cities, city, city at night, city lights, earth, earth at night, earth observation, geographical, geography, human impact, human presence, illustration, light, mankind, modern, modernity, network, night time, north america, planet, rail, rails, road, roads, route, routes, satellite, satellite image, south america, transmission line, transmission lines, transport, united states, usa, world at night

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