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May 8, 2012

"Welcome to the Anthropocene"


Pronunciation: /ˈanTHrəpəˌsēn/
relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
  • (as noun the Anthropocene) the Anthropocene period.

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes.
HD stills available here:

The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions.

The film is part of the world's first educational webportal on the Anthropocene, commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, and developed and sponsored by is a beta version. Phase two and phase three of the site development will be complete by the end of 2012. has been brought to you by:
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) |
Globaïa |
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) |
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDB) |
Stockholm Resilience Centre |
Stockholm Environment Institute |

Data used:
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme |
NaturalEarthData |
OpenStreetMap |
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency |
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration |
National Aeronautics and Space Administration |
Greg's Cable Map |

Earlyguard |

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