Explore our changing climate in Google Earth

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM


Today we're launching a new series of narrated Google Earth tours all about climate change as part of Google's effort to make climate information accessible leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. This series brings together scientific geo-data about our world under a changing climate -- in a manner that can be explored interactively. The data includes temperature and precipitation projections and the rising risks to food security, water stress, coastal zones, health, and much more.

You can view the first released tour, Confronting Climate Change, narrated by Al Gore that takes you through some of the worst impacts expected due to our changing climate, and points us towards the upcoming tours introducing the range of solutions for confronting it.

This is just the first of a series of tours that we will be rolling out in the next few weeks. You'll see both global overview tours as well as case studies where you can zoom in to certain parts of the world for a deeper look at what non-profit organizations and communities are doing to cope with climate change.