April 22, 2022 – Earth Day 2022

Today’s annual Earth Day Doodle addresses one of the most pressing topics of our time: climate change.

Using real time-lapse imagery from Google Earth Timelapse and other sources, the Doodle shows the impact of climate change across four different locales around our planet. Stay tuned throughout the day to view these scenes, each remaining on the homepage for several hours at a time.

Today’s Doodle includes real imagery from:

Mt. Kilimanjaro | Tanzania, Africa
Glacier retreat at the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Images taken each December annually from 1986 to 2020

Sermersooq | Greenland
Glacier retreat in Greenland

Images taken each December annually from 2000 to 2020

Great Barrier Reef | Australia
Coral bleaching on Lizard Island, Australia

Images taken each month from March to May 2016
Courtesy of The Ocean Agency

Harz Forests | Elend, Germany
Forests destroyed by bark beetle infestation
due to rising temperatures and severe drought 

Images taken each December annually from 1995 to 2020Acting now and together to live more sustainably is necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

This Earth Day, in partnership with other technologies and programs to empower everyone to take climate action across our planet’s cities, oceans, and forests.


Art | Sophie Diao, Alyssa Winans

Engineering | Katherine Lee, Jordan Thompson

Producer | Lindsay Elgin

Marketing | Perla Campos, Sierra Menzies

Business Affairs & Partnerships |  Madeline Belliveau

Doodle Team Leads | Jessica Yu, Nate Swinehart, Brian Kaas, Tom Tabanao

Google Earth Team | Raleigh Seamster, Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Patrik Blohmé, Christiaan Adams
A special thank you to our partners
for their collaboration on this Doodle

Andrew Pershing, Ph.D., Leila Hadj-Chikh



Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Department of the Interior/USGS
U.S. Geological Survey


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