Google Earth – climate change edition!

by frog

The UK government has made a simple Google Earth overlay which shows the effects of a 4 degrees rise in temperature – the amount most climate models show that the temperature is expected to rise by the end of the century in a ‘business as usual’ scenario. It shows which areas will increase in temperature the most, and highlights areas where particular issues will be most prevalent.

Clicking on any of the icons pops up a couple of paragraphs of text with links to videos of climate scientists talking about the scientific background of that issue.

Looks like a great teaching aid! To use it, install Google Earth and then click on this link.

Hat tip: Telegraph

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Published in Environment & Resource Management by frog on Fri, July 16th, 2010   


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