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What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant

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What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from space changed them forever. Author and artist Benjamin Grant aims to provoke this same feeling of overwhelming scale and beauty in each of us through a series of stunning satellite images that show the effects human beings are having on the planet. "If we can adopt a more expansive perspective, embrace the truth of what is going on and contemplate the long-term health of our planet, we will create a better, safer and smarter future for our one and only home," Grant says.

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48 Comments on What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant

  1. Can’t wait to see the flat earth comments.

  2. ZIG ZAG Ground ZERO // 21st September 2017 at 3:47 pm // Reply

    Our Leaders need a TRIP to Space ONE WAY Ticket to the *SUN*

  3. im not first but i want this comment to be the first can u do it? its my b day today 🙁 id be really happy if u do so

  4. LMAO keep your idiotic meme going
    we all know the earth is flat.
    Stop hiding the truth.

  5. Earth is flat.
    (let the fun begin)

  6. A moment of silence for people who still think earth is a globe.

  7. The Flattards are out in force today! lol

  8. What about google earth in vr? That would be cool

    • The overview effect is strongly affected by the genuineness and verifiability of the source, which by itself can break the effect already if not met within maximum criticism.

      Directly observing the actual earth itself, in reality, with your own eyes, from a relatively huge distance, does not have anywhere near the same effect as watching an artificial proyection of limited resolution in a knowingly set up environment, although some can still get a rough sense of an aproximation of such perception and can be similarily affected on a lesser level of conviction.

      But yeah, it’s still very cool.

    • Martín Varela even though some would say you tried to hard with that comment, I found it very cool as well 😛

    • +Arvid Olson
      I have an strong aversion towards ambiguity in most subjective matters. So I try *not* to be so dense actually.

    • Don't Look At My Profile Picture // 22nd September 2017 at 1:58 am // Reply

      That exists

    • GOOGLE EARTH = Planes taking millions of Pictures In The Air, THEN gluing them seamlessly together on a CRURVED CGI Computer Program of Fakeness!

  9. All the images are heavly edited though.

  10. Guys all of you are wrong. The Earth is shaped like a turkey twizzler.

  11. Ok, hold on guys! I visited The Flat Earth society website once. They encourage free thinking.
    Just as long as you think like them…

    • ScubaDracula FErocker // 21st September 2017 at 5:17 pm // Reply

      Keith Bell FES is a distraction. Not part of the true truth seeking FE community.

    • The Flat Earth Society is a destraction. You should visit IFERS instead which is the real truth seeking organisation. Or you can check out Eric Dubay on youtube and learn something

  12. flat earthers TRIGGERED……….

  13. Brittany Patton // 21st September 2017 at 5:26 pm // Reply

    Dunno that I feel like an astronaut yet, but definitely a cool idea and some amazing images.

  14. That’s not where amsterdam is

  15. Abyssinia Empire // 21st September 2017 at 5:48 pm // Reply

    Arnold knows what it feels like in space.

  16. WTF are these Flat-Earthers doing here in the comment sections…

  17. Didn’t watch the video yet. Is it about the overview effect?

  18. Swaghetti Yolonese // 21st September 2017 at 8:13 pm // Reply

    I hoped he shows us some beautiful picture of our earth

  19. We’re a pretty fucked up species. We actively destroy that which sustains us.

    It’s like slowly dismantling your home, then wondering why the rain is getting in.

    It’s like never flushing your toilet, then wondering why your house stinks so bad.

    It’s like never changing the oil in your car, then wondering why the engine seized up.

    It’s like pumping millions of years worth of captured CO2 into the atmosphere over a century, then wondering why the planet is rapidly heating up.

    etc etc.

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