Google Earth shows how planet has changed over past 37 years

Source : 112 Ukraine

The new feature allows people to see how devastating the effects of climate change have been
16:59, 16 April 2021


Google Earth has launched a time-lapse feature that lets users see how our planet has changed since 1984. Users can access the tool in a web browser.

“In the biggest update to Google Earth since 2017, you can now see our planet in an entirely new dimension — time,” the company’s website said.

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With the help of this "time machine", one can see how devastating the effects of climate change have been.

To add animated Timelapse imagery to Google Earth, Google gathered more than 24 million satellite images from 1984 to 2020, representing quadrillions of pixels.

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Timelapse in Google Earth shows the rapid change on our planet in context through five thematic stories: forest change, urban growth, warming temperatures, sources of energy, and our world’s fragile beauty.

The company has also released 800 videos from around the world. Google is confident that such materials will be used by teachers to demonstrate changes in the geography of the Earth over time.

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As it was reported earlier, on Saturday, March 27, the Earth Hour took place around the world. Ukraine also joined it. The aim of the campaign was to unite efforts to preserve the nature of planet Earth. Such a measure, in addition to symbolically turning off the light, puts an emphasis on the need for every citizen's daily actions in the field of energy efficiency, economical use of energy resources to overcome the problem of climate change.



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