Exceptional 3 minute Anthropocene Earth Animation
In June 2012, “Welcome to the Anthropocene”—a film about the state of the planet—opened the UN’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date.
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 by clicking here.
For me, the music doesn’t start immediately. Give it a few seconds if you don’t hear it when the animation begins. This is a beautiful presentation of the animation with music, but doesn’t have text or narration to explain what you are seeing.
Fortunately, a narrated version, complete with animated population growth chart, is also available, at the link below.
Video with narration and timeline chart, essential
‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ Earth Animation from Globaïa on Vimeo.
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 www.anthropocene.info
Anthropocene.info is a beta version. Phase two and phase three of the site development will be complete by the end of 2012.
www.Anthropocene.info has been brought to you by:
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) | www.csiro.au
Globaïa | www.globaia.org
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) | www.igbp.net
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDB) | www.ihdp.unu.edu
Stockholm Resilience Centre | www.stockholmresilience.org
Stockholm Environment Institute | www.sei-international.org
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme | www.igbp.net
NaturalEarthData | www.naturalearthdata.com
OpenStreetMap | www.openstreetmap.org
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | www.nga.mil
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | www.noaa.gov
National Aeronautics and Space Administration | www.nasa.gov
Greg’s Cable Map | www.cablemap.info
Earlyguard | www.earlyguard.bandcamp.com
HECQ | www.hecq.de
Or link: www.vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm
Thanks to Joe Bish of PMC for the link