These stunning images from Google show you how climate change is affecting the world

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Stefan Hendricks, Alfred Wegener Institute

This week, the United Nations Climate Summit, COP21, takes place in Paris, France, bringing together leaders from nearly 200 countries to try to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stop global temperatures from continuing to rise.

To mark the occasion, Google published a blog post explaining how people can use Street View in Maps to explore the causes and impact of climate change.