Our lives are spent trying to pixellate a fractal planet

I love the caption one Tumblr wrote to accompany this picture from a breathtaking Guardian series of NASA satellite images that “reveal the diversity of agricultural patterns as seen from space.” It’ll be your moment of meaningfulness today.

As this photograph of a Dubai golf course being reclaimed by the dessert demonstrates: despite or in spite our best efforts as a species, Mother Nature always wins in the end.