An era of human-affected Earth

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Welcome to Anthropocene:

Scientific concepts like the Anthropocene, planetary boundaries and planetary stewardship have heralded a profound shift in perception of our place in the world: a growing evidence base of scientific observations show we have become the prime driver of global environmental change. These new concepts are powerful communication tools as we move towards global sustainability.

There’s also a non-narrated version, but I like the narration. It helps you better appreciate what you’re seeing. Oh yeah, and ooohh, purdy.

[via infosthetics]

2 Comments

  • Too bad with that: too many have too much, is not education… 9 billion… oh sh*t

  • It will all be over in 2-3 generations time. See the Fermi paradox – It is the nature of intelligent life to destroy itself and others – Just get over it and enjoy your life.

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