Every year April 22 is observed as World Earth Day as a reminder to look at the health of the environment, protect nature, restore damaged ecosystems, and live a more sustainable lifestyle. This year celebrates the 52nd year of the event, which began in 1970.
Google commemorated Earth Day with an interactive doodle to raise awareness on the critical issue of climate change. With the help of Google Earth time lapse, the doodle portrays the impact of climate change in four distinct locations worldwide. One can witness the melting of glaciers, bleaching of corals and damage to forests over the last two decades.
Today’s #EarthDay #GoogleDoodle addresses one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate change.— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) April 22, 2022
Using real time-lapse imagery from #GoogleEarth and other sources, tune in all day to see the impact of climate change across our planet ?
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Earth Day 2022: 4 areas influenced most by climate change
The Google doodle shows the stark impact of climate change in four locations-
1. In Tanzania, Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro is the first doodle on the Google search engine. It shows the glacier retreat at Mt. Kilimanjaro's peak from December 1986 to December 2020.
2. The glacial retreat in Sermersooq, Greenland, from 2000 to 2020 is the second. The photographs were taken in December of each year throughout the specified period.
3. There's also Australia's Great Barrier Reef. From March to May 2016, the coral bleaching on Lizard Island was documented in this video.
4. The Harz Forests in Elend, Germany, are featured in the final. From 1995 to 2020, it depicts the woods damaged by bark beetle infestation due to severe drought and rising temperatures.
EarthDay.org, a global environmental organization says, "This is the moment to change it all the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, families, and livelihoods."
According to the website, the world needs to act boldly, develop broadly, and execute fairly by Earth Day 2022. "It's going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens, everyone accounted for and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet." they said.
"For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It's going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens everyone accounted for and accountable. A partnership for the planet," it adds.
World Earth Day was first celebrated when 20 million people came to the streets to protest the Santa Barbara oil disaster in 1969. Since then, the event has helped raise awareness about environmental issues around the world.