Google Doodle shows the impact of climate change
GOOGLE DOODLES: Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle tackles one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate change. Using time-lapse images from Google Earth and other sources, the Doodle shows the impact of climate change in four different places on our planet. “Acting now and together to live more sustainably is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change,” Google says.
Every year, April 22 is celebrated as International Mother Earth Day to raise awareness of the rampant increase in pollution and other activities that directly or indirectly harm the environment and lead to the destruction of the planet.
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The idea for the day was born after several challenges like pollution and smog became the main causes of environmental damage. In the 1970s, Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson to promote ecology and raise awareness of concerns surrounding the earth.
The first Doodle shows actual footage of a retreating glacier atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The images used are taken annually in December from 1986 to 2020.
Click here to see the changes from snow covered peak to barren land. Nearly 85% of the glacier has disappeared over the past century.
The second Doodle shows a retreating glacier in Sermersooq, Greenland, using images taken each December from 2000 to 2020. The timelapse shows that much of Greenland’s ice is lying on land and melting in the ocean. In the video, we travel north and see the steady decline of floating ice caps over the same three decades. Warming temperatures have accelerated the melting of Greenland’s sea ice and ice caps. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CHANGE.
The third Doodle image is of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, showing coral bleaching on Lizard Island. The images were taken monthly from March to May 2016. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE EVOLUTION OF FORESTS.
The latest Doodle shows the Harz forests in Elend, Germany being destroyed by a bark beetle infestation due to rising temperatures and severe drought. The images were taken each December from 1995 to 2020. CLICK HERE TO CHECK GLOBAL CORAL BLEACHING.
“Stay tuned throughout the day to see these scenes, each remaining on the homepage for several hours at a time,” he said.
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