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Google Street View Offers An Apocalyptic View Of The Effect Of Climate Change

Google Street View Offers An Apocalyptic View Of The Effect Of Climate Change
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World Under Water is an interactive site that lets people see how melting ice caps could affect their neighborhood.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 6 may 2014

It’s been very clear for a long time now that climate change is affecting the entire earth – some areas in small but quite noticeable doses, but in other areas in tremendous ways. For the past few years the world has seen strange shifts in weather patterns and stronger storms that have devastated different parts of the globe, not to mention habitats that are slowly being destroyed because of climate change.

Though there are already so many initiatives and projects focused on spreading the word about climate change or encouraging people to do their part in doing something about it, there’s always room for more.

One such project is World Under Water, an interactive website that was created by agency BBDO and Proximity Singapore for social enterprise CarbonStory.

CarbonStory is a crowd funding platform for climate change projects. The World Under Water campaign encourages people to do their part by reducing their carbon footprint and supporting projects that aim to mitigate the climate change issue. The campaign spreads awareness of the issue by using Web GL to let viewers see how climate change can affect their neighborhood, thanks to a predicted rise in sea levels.

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The interactive website lets visitors see and share any location under water. Visitors to the website can type in any location to pull up a Google Street View of the area under water. They can share the “Street View Under Water” on Facebook and Twitter. The initiative is not just about showing people the realities of how climate change can affect their world, but it also aims to let people be part of the solution by calculating and doing something about their carbon footprint using CarbonStory’s website.

Olof Lundström, co-founder of CarbonStory commented,

Over the years there has been a lot of talk about climate change but sadly not enough action. The World Under Water Campaign has been designed not just to increase awareness about climate change but also to give people a platform to take action to create a better future.

The project was inspired by the United Nations World Environment Day slogan, “Raise your voice, not the sea levels.”

Watch the video for a quick look at the project and how to use the interactive website.

CarbonStory // World Under Water

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