Are you one of those people who are interested in Earth’s history and how man has brought changes to its climate over the years? Then we’ve got some good news for you.
Google Earth, the app which allows us to have a detailed look anywhere on our planet, just received a major update in its Timelapse feature. You will now be able to see a Timelapse of the earth from 1984 to 2016.
We have attached examples of how climate change has affected some places on planet Earth (please note that the pictures will load slowly due to the incredibly detailed timelapse animations).
Meandering River in Nyingchi, Tibet, China
San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge Reconstruction
Alberta Tar Sands, Canada
How Google Improved TimeLapse
Using the Google Earth Engine, the developers sifted through 3 quadrillion pixels, which were taken from more than 5 million satellite images, and chose the best of all those pixels to create 33 images of the entire planet – one for each year. Then these new 3.95 terapixel global images were encoded into 25,000,000 overlapping multi resolution video tiles. These were made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and panable timelapses over space and time.
Technology Proves That Climate Change Is Indeed Real
After such a detailed look into the changes around the earth, it becomes quite clear that climate change is in fact completely real and so is Global Warming. It was recently reported that the Earth recently crossed the tipping point for climate change.
While a lot of people might still deny it, climate change is not something negligible as it has a lot of effects on our lives. The effects of climate change are not just related to our health, our agricultural practices and more. It also affects the fortunes of our future generations and of course, Earth.
Changes in climate not only affect average temperatures, but also extreme temperatures, increasing the likelihood of weather related natural disasters. Its no surprise that Pakistan is expected to be among the most affected countries due to climate change.