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Soon All The ‘Paradise’ Would Be Lost!

Posted by feww on July 14, 2009

Image of the Day:

Tikehau Atoll, French Polynesia

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The islands and coral atolls of French Polynesia, located in the southern Pacific Ocean … This image from the Advanced Land Imager on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite shows the southern part of Tikehau Atoll, one of the 78 coral atolls that make up the Tuamotu Archipelago. Patches of coral make star-like spots across the turquoise expanse of the lagoon. A line of tree-covered islets encircles the lagoon. At the southernmost tip of the atoll, a large islet accommodates a small village and an air strip. NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey. [Image was reportedly acquired June 30,2009.]

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Tikehau Atoll (Full View) magnified image [dated 2005] is available at Google earth  15º 07′ 13 ” S, 148º 13′ 56″ W.

FEWW estimates that human activity emitted about 222 times more CO2 in 2008 than the total sum of  all carbon dioxide spewed from volcanic eruptions that year.

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