A really informative video that frames the term anthropocene in the context of civilisation, industry and technology. According to wikipedia this phrase was coined by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer, to depict a point in time where the human impact on nature has rissen massively, to the point where it has ushered in a new era, perhaps one of human awareness of their impact on the earth and its atmosphere.

Commisioned for the Planet Under Pressure conference

“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.”

Welcome to the Anthropocene from WelcomeAnthropocene on Vimeo.