Google unveiled a 3-decade-timelapse of the Earth showing humanity spread like a virus and how landscapes change in 30 years.
We look like a culture of bacteria on a dish.
Google first released its Timelapse visualisation of Earth in 2013, providing the most comprehensive picture of our changing planet ever made available to the public. The interactive timelapse experience enables people to explore changes to the Earth’s surface like never before, from watching the sprouting of Las Vegas’ strip to the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier. Google’s latest update allows users to explore a range of compelling locations even further back to 1984. In London, for instance, you can make out the development of City Airport and the Olympic stadium in Stratford. Zooming in on the Aral Sea shows how it has been drying out since the 1960s due to Soviet irrigation programmes.
This left me feeling desperately unhappy. Global warming is real. Press PLAY to wach the video: