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Thursday, 17 November 2022

The Patterns of the Past — the Promise of Tomorrow

Watch a timelapse of climate change in Australia and Africa: The Patterns of the Past — the Promise of Tomorrow is a 9-minute film showing the impact of climate change using four years worth of via satellite imagery from the Digital Earth Australia and Digital Earth satellite platforms. Both continents have rich biodiversity and face similar climate-related challenges like water scarcity, desertification, and coastal erosion. The short film’s time-lapse format shows clearly how climate change has impacted wetlands, rivers, and salt lakes in both locations. The film was commissioned by Geoscience Australia and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to bring attention to the role satellite platforms play in monitoring climate-induced shifts in waterbodies and desertification levels, both of which impact food and water security.

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