Welcome to the Anthropocene

Amazing film that shows how the industrial development has brought the occupation of our territory and, thus, all the consequent environmental problems.

‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ is a short film produced for the Planet Under Pressure conference (see below), and at the heart of it is a beautiful animation produced by Globaïa. It shows just how much humans are changing the Earth, and how our roads and shipping lanes basically cover the whole thing. We’ve all seen that composite picture of the planet at night showing all the lights from our cities, but this goes one step further.

All the data is based on the following sources:

International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme | igbp.net

NaturalEarthData | naturalearthdata.com

OpenStreetMap | openstreetmap.org

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | .nga.mil

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | noaa.gov

National Aeronautics and Space Administration | nasa.gov

Greg’s Cable Map | cablemap.info


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