Environment | May 19, 2008 |
New Google Map Brings Climate Change to Life
"I'll believe it when I see it," runs the old adage. And while there's certainly no lack of stories on the effects of global warming, from melting glaciers to expanding deserts, all this news never really seems to hit home with most people.
But now, thanks to a collaborative effort between the
Running through the free Google Earth program, the map allows users to scan the globe, and focus in on individual areas to observe how climate change has affected and will continue to affect them well into the coming century.
Though there promises to be significant variation from the model posed by this map, it still provides an excellent tool for both a local and global view of climate change.