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What happens when the #10YearChallenge meme is applied to Earth? Rather than glowing up , before-and-after photos remind us how dramatically the health of our planet has declined. The meme has existed for several years now in various forms, BuzzFeed’s deputy global news director Ryan Broderick pointed out . At its simplest, the #10YearChallenge is a socially acceptable excuse to post your most flattering selfies as evidence of how much hotter you’ve grown with age (or not). And on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, people are now using the hashtag to share side-by-side comparisons of Amazon deforestation, melting glaciers, polluted waterways, and other environmental woes. It’s worth noti... Full story

18 January