Anthropocene – Viz from the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit

Below is 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.

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.
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 |

Thanks go to Alistair of for sending it in…

Author Bio

Andy is Director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London

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