To really grasp the effect of global warming is something that can’t be seen or appreciated by the naked eye. In fact, because we see something every day, we get so used to it that we might not even notice a change.
With the help of Google’s latest feature, called Timelapse, you can now look at 37 years of climate change and what it has done to parts of the world. It’s pretty scary when you see what’s happened.
Timelapse is a 4D experience that lets users click through timelapse videos, reports CNN Business. To do this, Google compiled 24 million satellite photos take from 1984 to 2020.
From Greenland to Madagascar to Bolivia – you can now see how water masses have dried up, how ice caps have melted, and how animals have had to search for new habitats to ensure their longevity.
One of the biggest changes visible in the various timelapse videos, is the rise of Dubai. The city in the desert has gone from a small city with very little going on, to one of the most visited cities in the world.
Google teamed up with NASA to collect satellite images and make the technology available.
Watch The Guardian video below to see how the new Google Earth Timelapse video works.