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Google Earth’s new feature ‘time-lapse’ shows the change of climate change

Google Earth’s new feature ‘time-lapse’ shows the change of climate change throughout the ages, i.e. past and present

By Adnan Tazvir

Google Earth has come up with new updates to keep pace with the needs of the environment.

Any user will be able to see how climate change, urbanization and forestry have changed the world over the last four decades with the newly added time-lapse feature.

The time laps were created using 40 million artificial satellite images, eight hundred saved videos and interactive guides. The feature allows users to view time-lapse in any region of the world.



The entire project uses data from the US space agency NASA, the US Geological Survey’s Landsat program, and the European Union’s Copernicus program.

Climate change has led to increased rainfall droughts, droughts, heatwaves and storms, and global average temperatures have risen to new records.

A Reuters report says Google Earth’s time-lapse tool highlights coastal areas, ever-growing urban areas and changes in farmland. It also depicts glaciers, forests and declining rivers.

One such video shows Bolivia’s nearby forests disappearing into villages and farms. In another, the main reason for the rise of the Amazon rain forest. In the third video, the glacier is seen melting again.

Scientists have warned that if global emissions of greenhouse gases continue to rise, severe weather and natural disasters will increase.

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