The beautiful planet

The beautiful planet

I love the Earth View Chrome extension. It reminds me of how privileged we are to be living on this beautiful planet.

Every time you open a new tab, you experience breathtaking satellite images of the planet earth, our planet earth. The half moon island of Kiribati ensconced by marbled turquoise water, or Van Gogh-esque painting in Egypt’s Toshka Lake. The repetitive, entrancing maze of incepted rectangles that are a cityscape viewed in bird’s eye. Or for those of us with less regal tastes, try zooming way in. You’re bound to see someone caught doing something ridiculous. There are more than 1500 enigmatic landscapes. The colors, shapes, textures and patterns all contribute to the strange beauty of our planet, reminding us of nature’s uncanny geometry and bewildering simplicity.

Sadly our planet is changing. Global warming is an unprecedented issue, an undeniable threat to all of us. Our way of life, globalization, pollution… We left huge footprints behind.
Our planet is suffering. From major examples like the melting icecaps to the notable increase in temperature, our impact is clear. And while I, as someone who lives in one of the coldest places on earth, certainly don’t hate the slightly milder climate, I’d prefer that this world still be here for my descendants. I’m selfless like that. But all silliness aside, earth needs us. This tiny droplet of swirled cerulean and emerald floating in an endless void is all we have.

The beautiful planet

But we are not yet too late: there are still actions we can take to make difference. Visit, watch the movie, and do something. Take a stand. Tell your friends. Even baby steps add up.

How to use it

You need install Chrome browser first and add the Earth View extension on your PC. That’s all you need to do to experience a beautiful image from Google Earth every time you open a new tab. Scroll down to see my collection.

Like us on Facebook
I see Earth! It is so beautiful.Yuri Gagarin

Leave a Reply