Friday, May 23, 2008

DFID, DEFRA and Met Office explore Climate Change Impacts around the world...

Thanks to Ewan Laurie for this tipoff via SLN.

It's a set of resources for Google Earth produced by DFID: the Department for International Development.

A series of files explores climate change impacts around the world:

People in developing countries are already being hit hard by changes in the weather. Visit Climate Change In Our World to find out how, from Ghana to Guatemala, poor people are trying to cope with disasters such as drought, floods and melting glaciers.

You can also read our stories from around the world here:

- Nepal: Watching the glaciers melt – first hand

- Nepal: Surviving mud and landslides

- Bangladesh: River island living

- Bangladesh: Life, land and property devastated by Cyclone Sidr

- Mozambique: Droughts, floods and higher temperatures bring more disease to city life

- Ghana: Destroyed by floods and droughts

- Guatemala: Drought, mud slides and later harvests add to hardships in remote highlands

- India: Trapped by drought and debt

- Malawi: Flood-hit children start taking action

- Sudan: Conflict and climate change

Download a KML file, and you can explore the earth with an overlay of expected climate change.

Explore and learn about the impacts of climate change and find out how you can make a difference with Climate Change in our World. The Met Office Hadley Centre, British Antarctic Survey and UK Government have harnessed Google Earth technology to present you with an interactive animation showing how climate change and global temperature rises could affect our world over the next 100 years.

Once you have opened this KML, click on the icons to find out more about how people around the world are already being affected by changing weather patterns and see the predicted effects of climate change across the globe between now and 2100.

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