Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The picture above shows the top half of the world covered by snow and ice. It is almost unrecognizable right? Well, get use to it because this picture is not a fake.
This is not a picture of a coming ice age or an artist’s painting of the world; this is an actual image of the Earth on February 3, 2011. Released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), the astonishing picture shows the Northern Hemisphere almost totally covered with snow and ice. That was the day when a severe winter storm hit almost half of North America.
As scary as the picture is, it still only tell half the story. What the picture does not say is that bad weather also hit people in the Southern Hemisphere. There’s Cyclone Yasi that hit Australia, the volcano eruption in Indonesia, the drought in the Amazon Rainforest…scary isn’t it?