A new animated map of the Earth from space illustrates the potential impact of climate change over the next century and can be viewed on your computer.

The project, Climate Change In Our World, is the result of co-operation between web search engine Google, Britain’s environment ministry and the country’s Met Office.

Based on Google Earth, which uses NASA satellite images, viewers can run a time lapse series to watch the Earth warm under medium case scenarios up to 2100 either from a planetary perspective or zeroing in on countries and even cities.

“This project shows people the reality of climate change using estimates of both the change in the average temperature where they live, and the impact it will have on people’s lives all over the world,” said environment secretary Hilary Benn.

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