State of Our Ecology in Google Earth

One of the Google Earth Community (GEC) members called ‘Gerardo64’ has been compiling a list of links to posts related to issues involving the ecology of Earth. This is a good idea, because there is currently no better program for visualizing problems with our planet than Google Earth. You can see his list of links in his post here, which include issues such as deforestation , temperature anomalies, glacier melt, coral reefs, and even light pollution. There are some good collections in his list, some written about here at the Google Earth Blog (GEB) include: Hidden Logging in Amazon, Environmental Groups Using GE, Sierra Club and Public Land Sale, and Satellite Environmental Data.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. The deforestation is immens, but dont forget Europe once looked like a massive forest. And so did America.
    We can do fine without forests, but it is symptomatic of the human population overrunning the little pool we are in. The top of the so-called s-curve is not a nice place to be.

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