How the world has changed over the last 37 years - timelaps from Google Earth

Як змінювався світ за останні 37 років - таймлапси від Google Earth

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.

Also on the YouTube page Google Earth and there was a series of videos that are worth changing only one aspect, such as the video about our oceans and our forests.

Here are the facts that appear during the video about the change in the area of the oceans:

  1. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe.
  2. Greenland is losing ice 7 times faster than it was in the 1990s.
  3. Sea levels are rising by 3.6 mm per year, the fastest pace of the century.
  4. If the rate of global warming remains the same, the new sea levels threaten the lives of 800 million people by 2050.
  5. 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:

  1. About half of the world's forests have already been destroyed by human use.
  2. Every minute the territory of tropical forests is lost, equal to the size of 40 football fields.
  3. At the current rate, 60% of the Amazon rainforest will be destroyed by 2050.
  4. Forests absorb about 1/3 of the carbon dioxide released during the combustion of combustible minerals during the year.

We strongly advise you to watch these videos - about the oceans and about the forest. Both videos last only 3 minutes, but they talk about much more 💚