Welcome to the Anthropocene

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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: http://www.igbp.net/5.1081640c135c7c04eb 480001217.html The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions. www.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 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 Data used: 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 Music: Earlyguard | www.earlyguard.bandcamp.com HECQ | www.hecq.de