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 here: igbp.net/5.1081640c135c7c04eb480001217.html
Unnarrated version here: vimeo.com/40940686

The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions.
planetunderpressure2012.net

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
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.

Anthropocene.info has been brought to you by:
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) | csiro.au
Globaïa | globaia.org
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) | igbp.net
International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDB) | ihdp.unu.edu
Stockholm Resilience Centre | stockholmresilience.org
Stockholm Environment Institute | sei-international.org

Data used:
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

Music:
Earlyguard | earlyguard.bandcamp.com
HECQ | hecq.de

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