Want To See Climate Change In Action? Google It

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Wondering how you too can warn people about the dangers of global warning? Google have created a way to make all of us into mini-Al Gores, by adding an Estimated Climate Change option to Google Earth.

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According to Google's official blog,

In collaboration with the Danish government and others, we are launching a series of Google Earth layers and tours to allow you to explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet and the solutions for managing it. Working with data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we show on Google Earth the range of expected temperature and precipitation changes under different global emissions scenarios that could occur throughout the century.

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The first tour, "Confronting Climate Change," was launched this week on YouTube:

In addition to the Google Earth program, Google has also launched a tie-in YouTube channel to allow people to upload questions and concerns that can be raised to decision makers attending December's UN COP15 Climate Change convention.

Google climate change tools for COP15 [Googleblog] (Via)

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I'm thinking the folks in Greenland will enjoy having more land to grow crops on or raise livestock on. Should make them more self-sufficient. You know, the whole "eat local" thing. That would be green, wouldn't it? I mean, right now they probably have to ship a large portion of their fruits and vegetables in, I would think.

Climate change is normal and nothing new on the planet.