Sunday, November 14, 2010

Haiti v. DR

For all those who don't know, this is what the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic looks like.
The border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Cobb, Charles E. 1987. “Haiti: Against All Odds.” National Geographic, Vol. 172, No. 5: 645-670. Photo by James Blair

The same view from NASA. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - Scientific Visualization Studio

Apparently many of the economic and environmental problems in Haiti are a result of deforestation and resultant erosion.  These pictures seem fake to me...  (of course these pictures aren't really fake).

1 comment :

  1. Yeah it actually is like that. I went to the border once and the difference is unbelievable. I've got similar pics just not from above...