Explore Your World

Our changing world

Take a really fast look at how the world has changed. Google Earth Timelapse is a fascinating repository of satellite imagery from across the globe that enables the viewer to home in on a specific site and watch a video of how it has changed in the 34 years between 1984 and 2018.

When reduced to a period of a few seconds, things like the growth of Chinese mega cities or the ebb and flow of rivers in India are quite mesmerising. On the other hand, the shrinking Arctic glaciers, drying Russian lakes and deforestation across the world are alarming.

See these global transformations taking place here