1. At the premier event for the Worldviews Network, audiences across the United States plunged into a national conversation about local and global water issues using the immersive technology of Denver’s Gates Planetarium. Typically the Planetarium is used to study space, but its capabilities are also ideal for a discussion about Earth systems and environmental science. This video explores “A Global Water Story” as an 8 minute Google Earth tour.

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  2. What makes our communities livable and resilient? Living Maps: From Cosmos to Community explores the conditions and interconnected systems that support complex life, from the outer edges of the solar system to communities in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. "The Conditions for Life" is the first of a three-part series, using scientific data from NASA, NOAA, and elsewhere to visualize Earth in its cosmic context. This was originally created for an interactive presentation within the GeoDome immersive learning environment by the Worldviews Network for the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center in Asheville, NC in 2011. For more information about the event, participants, and data sources, see http://worldviews.net/living-maps/

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  3. What makes our communities livable and resilient? Living Maps: From Cosmos to Community explores the conditions and interconnected systems that support complex life, from the outer edges of the solar system to communities in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. "Southern Appalachia" is the second in a three-part series, using scientific data and historical photographs to explore the unique conditions of western North Carolina. This was originally created for an interactive presentation within the GeoDome immersive learning environment by the Worldviews Network for the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center in Asheville, NC in 2011. For more information about the event, participants, and data sources, see http://worldviews.net/living-maps/

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  4. What makes our communities livable and resilient? Living Maps: From Cosmos to Community explores the conditions and interconnected systems that support complex life, from the outer edges of the solar system to their own communities in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina. "Livable Communities" is the third in a three-part series, using scientific data and future scenarios to explore the future of western North Carolina. This was originally created for an interactive presentation within the GeoDome immersive learning environment by the Worldviews Network for the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center in Asheville, NC in 2011. For more information about the event, participants, and data sources, see http://worldviews.net/living-maps/

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  5. 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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