Google first launched Earth Timelapse in 2013, covering a span of imagery since 1984 to 2012. The company has now updated the tool with images up to 2016, and older imagery has been sharpened using the same technology Google implemented with Maps earlier in the year.
Google had to sift through three quadrillion pixels from more than 5,000,000 satellite images to create set of 33 images of the entire planet changing over time. It’s not all doom and gloom though; there are fascinating views of cities rapidly evolving too.
And if you really have some time to kill, you can watch it all on a 40 minute YouTube Playlist: