Earth Day 2022: Today’s Doodle illustration from the Google search engine is dedicated to the annual Earth Day and addresses the issue of climate change, one of the most pressing issues of our time. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
Google Doodle has released real-time images to show the impact of climate change in four different locations around the Earth. Images from each location will be displayed on the Google search engine home page for several hours at a time.
The first Doodle includes actual footage of a glacier retreat atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The images used in the time-lapse were taken each December from 1986 to 2020.
Another imagery shows the retreat of a glacier in Sermersooq, Greenland, using images taken each December from 2000 to 2020.
The third image to appear on Google’s homepage will be of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, showing coral bleaching on Lizard Island. The images used in the Doodle were taken monthly from March to May 2016.
The fourth and final 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 every December from 1995 to 2020.
“Using real-time imagery from Google Earth Timelapse and other sources, the Doodle shows the impact of climate change in four different places on our planet. Stay tuned throughout the day to see these scenes , each remaining on the homepage for several hours at a time,” Google explains.
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