Google Climate Change Map Revealed

The UK government has launched an interactive Google Earth map showing the effect on the planet of a rise in temperature of four degrees Celsius.

According to news agency AFP, the interactive Google Earth map will let public see the effects global warming can have on the environment, in a bid to rebuild trust in climate science.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Google's Ed Parsons said: “This is a great example of the benefits of using the latest web technology to visualise scientific information and promote better understanding of the potential impacts of climate change.”

The map is set to be updated as new data becomes available and contains many videos of scientists talking about the research behind their findings.

UK Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham said that the map underlined that the government is taking climate change seriously.

"The threat from climate change has not gone away and this government is committed to doing what it can to take action," he said. "We are committed to being the 'greenest' government ever."