1. 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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  2. / About the Project

    As of today, it is estimated that there are more than 7 billion humans living on Earth.

    Humans have only been a glimpse in the Earth’s timeline, yet in the last 200 years the evolution of mankind has skyrocketed as well as the need for Earth’s resources.

    Skyscrapers are growing taller than the next, like huge trees battling for sunlight. At night, from a higher point of view, traffic evokes lava flowing down a volcano.

    Like a giant ant colony, humans have made this planet their own. But what about the Earth? Can we continue to take without consequences? The City Limits tries to show that even though we are the dominant species on the planet, there is something bigger than us.

    In Carl Sagan’s own words “Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.”

    Human progress and technology are developing at exponential rates but at what cost?

    Where is the city’s limit?

    / Technical Info

    Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
    Lenses: Canon 14 II, Canon 24 II, Canon 70-200

    / Licensing

    For licensing information please visit: dominicboudreault.com/licensing

    / Connect with Me

    Website: dominicboudreault.com
    Twitter: twitter.com/domboudreault
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