We have the immense luck of living on a planet where there is a lot of life, not only animal, but also and above all plant life. These beings were the first to inhabit the Earth and are probably the last to disappear. Before that happens, they will breathe, they will bloom, and their leaves will fall billions of times for the benefit of all of us here.
As we know, not all regions of the world have the same climate, nor are the two hemispheres experiencing the same season. Depending on the conditions of the place, the plants adapt. Thus, while in the Northern Hemisphere they prepare for winter by dropping their leaves, in the South they do just the opposite: produce more leaf blades to continue growing. Would you like to know how the Earth breathes in a year? Keep reading.
Awesome, right? In this animation, which has been created by the Center for Satellite Research and Applications NOAA STAR, the vegetation cycle of the 52 weeks of the year 2016 is displayed. In the Northern Hemisphere the changes that occur during the seasons are particularly interesting. With the arrival of the spring rains, the plants can grow without problems at a fairly rapid rate; However, during the summer the drought arrives and the fields lose many of their green limbs.
On the other hand, the nature of the Southern Hemisphere with the rise in temperatures in Australia, South Africa and Brazil also has a bit of a hard time. In India the change is spectacular: it is increasingly dry from the beginning of the year until July, and then with the monsoons it explodes again with life.
While we are having a major impact on the environment, to the point that there are those who claim that the natural balance has already been broken, this cycle will be part of our lives forever.