The world is celebrating the annual Earth Day today, April 22, 2022 to promote global awareness about environmental protection and conservation.
In the same manner, Google too dedicated a doodle on the occasion addressing one of the most pressing topics of the time: Climate change.
In one of the most creative doodles of all time, Google is spreading awareness about Earth Day 2022 with a time-lapse on its home page, which shows the impacts of climate change over the decades across the planet.
The time-lapse has been created through a compilation of imagery that was collected by Google Earth. The imagery shows several parts of the planet, including coral reefs, glaciers, and general greenery, which has visibly reduced over the decades.
When you click on the Google Doodle today, it will show you a time-lapse bringing attention to climate change, and will also explain the several aspects attached to the issue, such as what is causing it and its various effects on the general population.
While stating the effects of climate change, the Google page reads, “Warmer temperatures over time are changing weather patterns and disrupting the usual balance of nature. This poses many risks to human beings and all other forms of life on Earth.”
Google further explained that the major cause of climate change on Earth is greenhouse gas emissions. According to the United Nations, “As greenhouse gas emissions blanket the Earth, they trap the sun’s heat.
“This leads to global warming and climate change. The world is now warming faster than at any point in recorded history.”
People have been encouraged to save more energy at home, take public transportation to work, and eat more vegetables and less meat.
Meanwhile, Google and cable landing partner, WIOCC, on Thursday announced the landing of its state-of-the-art Equiano subsea cable, expected to significantly impact Nigeria’s current and future international internet connectivity demands.
The Equiano cable is designed to start in Portugal in western Europe, run more than 12,000km along the West Coast of Africa and land in Lomé, Togo; Lagos, Nigeria; Swakopmund, Namibia; Rupert’s Bay, Saint Helena, and Melkbosstrand, South Africa.
It will establish a valuable new high-capacity internet connection between the African continent and Europe, Google said on Thursday.
Named after Nigerian-born writer and abolitionist, Olaudah Equiano, the Equiano cable will help support further digital transformation in Nigeria, a country that has produced five start-up unicorns (companies valued at more than $1 billion) in the past five years.