Google Street View Shows World’s Changing Ecosystem For COP21 In Paris

Posted: Dec 1 2015, 6:10am CST | by , in News | Latest Science News


Google Street View Shows World’s Changing Ecosystem for COP21 in Paris
  • Google Street View lends a Peek into Habitats devastated by Climate Change

Google Street View has lent humanity a peek into habitats devastated by the scourge of global warming.

Google is in on the industrial game that is environmental degradation. And it has elucidated the depradations that rampant climate change has wrought on the habitat of man and beast.

Now, its Street View facility allows a panoramic glance into this sordid and gross aspect of man’s brutality towards Nature. The public can go online anytime and take a sneak peek into the havoc wreaked on what was once a pristine and pure environment. Now it is an ugly wasteland. 

Google has its diversity. And so the granddaddy of search engines is opening up a view into three such ecosystems for observation purposes. These ecosystems are subject to rapid change and this initiative is being set up alongside the Paris Summit on climate change.

Polar Bears International, an organization that specialized in conservation, has employed a Street View Trekker camera to scan areas that cannot be reached by vehicles. The region happens to be Manitoba which is located in Canada.

Even local schools had the views displayed to the children studying in them. This was so that they could learn more about polar bears and their habitat. 

 Global warming was reducing the ice floes in the region which the polar bears were dependent upon as an environmental niche. Furthermore, the blue oak trees in California are also subject to declining levels, which is also shown on Street View.

Rapid changes in climate are one reason behind the sparsity of these trees. Google’s Trekker camera was also utilized by the Brazilian agency termed Amazonas Sustainable Foundation. The purpose was to spread awareness in the public mind regarding saving the rainforest.    

These important and crucial environmental niches deserve an allocation of resources for their rehabilitation and restoration. Policy will need to change in response to the Google Street View platform. Wiser decision-making by those in authority is expected in the future with respect to these steps which have been taken.

Besides this, the Google Earth Outreach Project has mapped methane leaks and engaged in environmental sensing. These actions are likely to raise awareness regarding environmental conditions that are the crux of the matter for the future.

By making the people more cognizant of the effects of industry and technology on the natural milieu, Google’s projects and schemes hope to humanize the world into a more idyllic habitat.  

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