Google Earth has released a series of videos and created an opportunity to view timelapses as our planet changed from 1984 to 2020
Google Earth now has a timelapse option for users. You can try this feature yourself by the link.
Here are the facts that appear during the video about the change in the area of the oceans:
- The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe.
- Greenland is losing ice 7 times faster than it was in the 1990s.
- Sea levels are rising by 3.6 mm per year, the fastest pace of the century.
- If the rate of global warming remains the same, the new sea levels threaten the lives of 800 million people by 2050.
- The faster the emission level decreases, the greater the sea level decrease in the future.
And this is what megacities like New York and Tokyo will look like when the Earth's temperature rises by 2 degrees.
Google Eartch facts about deforestation:
- About half of the world's forests have already been destroyed by human use.
- Every minute the territory of tropical forests is lost, equal to the size of 40 football fields.
- At the current rate, 60% of the Amazon rainforest will be destroyed by 2050.
- Forests absorb about 1/3 of the carbon dioxide released during the combustion of combustible minerals during the year.