In The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World, Joel Kovel contends that capitalism will inevitably result in ecological collapse, as the realization of the exchange value demands an ever increasing speed at which commodities circulate, eventually imposing a generalized compression of time, and with it, “a homogenization and compression of space” (65). While such a notion is certainly compelling, it may be difficult to imagine what such homogenizations and compressions of space may look like on the ground. Developing upon Kovel’s framework, one might look to distinct spatial transformations that have been motivated by capital to provide empirical evidence of capitalism’s destructive capacity. The development of infrastructure is perhaps a particularly productive grounds to study, as the rapid circulation of commodities—the accelerating realization of capital—requires reliable, far-reaching networks of production and transportation infrastructures. The acres of forest lost to mines and roadways, the river ecologies decimated to produce hydropower, and the many varied lifeways disrupted or destroyed as a result of such constructions, could perhaps be interpreted as demonstrations of capitalism’s inclination towards destruction. Given that infrastructure itself is such a broad and diverse category, which entails tremendous scale, engaging in research about the global ecological impact of infrastructural development may understandably appear quite difficult. Various organizations, however, have already begun to attempt to document such impact at a large scale; towards this end, the use of maps and satellite imagery appears to have emerged as a useful tool through which to view the extent of deforestation. This method, of course, presents some issues; it is impossible not to wonder what might be lost when one works at such a distanced scale. Lost amidst such distance, for instance, are the agents on the ground that have contributed to deforestation. If one could confirm through other methods that this deforestation occurred largely to enable the construction of infrastructures to support the circulation of commodities or to extract the resources required of capitalist production, then such a visualization of deforestation may be a useful source. Looking closer to the ground, then, different kinds of data regarding the impact of infrastructural sites on the state of beings and communities—measures of the impact of dam construction of wild fisheries, or the detrimental effects of roads and borders as they disrupt migration patterns, for instance—may also prove useful.