NASA unveils new map of climate change over the past 20 years


This new dynamic map now released by NASA can quickly become an essential tool to show the real consequences of global warming and the impact of all climate change over the past 20 years.

Thus, two entire decades of information are summarized in a few minutes, and this is the result of NASA’s latest educational project. Nothing more than a dynamic, world map that shows the impact of climate change on planet Earth to this day.

The animation, released by the Independent, reveals all the evolution of the melting of the polar caps, as well as the increase of the green areas in these places of the planet. A worrying stuation, and all because of the rise in temperatures. Another phenomenon that can also be observed is the evolution of the Oceans and life in them. The purplish spots that can be seen superimposed on the shade of blue sea, which are called “biological deserts” and represent all areas of the seas where there are practically no signs of life.

“It’s like we’re seeing Earth breathing, it’s really amazing”, said Jeremy Werdell, an oceanographer for the US organization that was part of the project. “It’s as if all my senses are transported into space”, is how this same scientist involved in the project describes the information gathered by the special satellites, better known as Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor.

Werdell also emphasized that it is possible to observe phenomena in the Northern Hemisphere such as the arrival of spring, as well as the beginning of an autumn that is longer than was expected (all of this ahead of time).

But such a project is not just enough to satisfy the general public’s curiosity, but it can also be a tool of great importance for both the political and fishing sectors, Jeremy Werdell said.

Alex Kekesi, a computer programmer who works at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, added that it took three months to complete this dynamic map and gain access to all the information that is present in it.