Time travel from 1984 to 2020 with more than 24 million satellite images and hundreds of curated videos from Google Earth Timelapse.
In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab, Google launched accessible visual evidence of the human-made changes sweeping across the planet. They highlight five themes over the last 37 years: “forest change, urban growth, warming temperatures, sources of energy, and our world’s fragile beauty.” From Google:
To explore Timelapse in Google Earth, go to g.co/Timelapse — you can use the handy search bar to choose any place on the planet where you want to see time in motion.
Or open Google Earth and click on the ship’s wheel to find Timelapse in our storytelling platform, Voyager, to see interactive guided tours. We’ve also uploaded more than 800 Timelapse videos in both 2D and 3D for public use at g.co/TimelapseVideos.
You can select any video you want as a ready-to-use MP4 video or sit back and watch the videos on YouTube. From governments and researchers to publishers, teachers and advocates, we’re excited to see how people will use Timelapse in Google Earth to shine a light on our planet.
The following three Google Earth videos provide additional glimpses into the immense changes humans have created across the globe in four decades.
From Our Forests: “Nearly half of the world’s forests have already been cleared or degraded for human use.”
Our Ocean reminds us that “the Arctic is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the globe.”
“In the last 35 years, the urban population has grown by 2.3 billion people.” Watch Our Cities:
Follow these videos with this: How can nature be used as a tool to restore ecosystems?