Animated map shows changes in a warming world
Gotta see it to believe it? Behold: Climate Change in Our World, a project from Google Earth and British environmental and meteorological offices that gives a visual representation of what we’ve got in store. Using NASA satellite images and medium-case climate scenarios, the project uses time-lapse animation to illustrate predicted planetary changes through 2100. Viewers can watch the whole globe heat up, or zoom in on different countries and cities. Says U.K. Environment Secretary Hilary Benn, “By helping people to understand what climate change means for them and for the world we can mobilize the commitment we need to avoid the worst effects by taking action now.” Fingers crossed.