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It’s not often you find a topic that brings together former Vice President Al Gore, Jimmy “Margaritaville” Buffett and hundreds of Googlers together in one building. But this afternoon the launch of the 5.0 version of Google Earth, which includes new satellite and mapping info from […]

algore3small It’s not often you find a topic that brings together former Vice President Al Gore, Jimmy “Margaritaville” Buffett and hundreds of Googlers together in one building. But this afternoon the launch of the 5.0 version of Google Earth, which includes new satellite and mapping info from the seabeds of the world’s oceans, provided just such an occasion.

Google Earth’s new ocean data can help educate the public on how climate change is affecting our planet, and Gore — whom Google CEO Eric Schmidt introduced as the person who will go down in history as having saved the Earth — said he hoped it will drive home the reality of global warming. Gore often speaks at events on climate change and has worked as a senior adviser to Google.

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  1. Dang. We didn’t get Al Gore at the Google Analytics Summit – we just got Vint Cerf, the *real* Father of the Internet.

  2. Cool, myabe we will get a comprehensive build of dive sites for scuba now with topo :).

  3. Dave Fourputt Monday, February 2, 2009

    I wonder if AlGore caught a cold as he sloshed his way through the ice and snow to attend a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in DC.

    What a farce.

  4. You realize that the oceans have showed slight cooling, right? Which goes against every single climate model?

  5. Google is Genius « Bridget’s Blog Wednesday, February 11, 2009

    [...] cool feature that they introduced was this new and updated google earth. They took it to the next level and are making it even cooler than it was! Just when you thought it [...]

  6. technologiez Sunday, July 18, 2010

    Uhh, Google already has a project codenamed Project Ocean – its for their ambitious scan every book and provide it online…so would have been good to mention that!

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