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Thursday
May302013

Water in the Anthropocene

Water in the Anthropocene is a very cool infographic video looking at the different ways we humans are changing the global water cycle.

Water in the Anthropocene is a 3-minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle.

Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene.

Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global water cycle in significant ways.

The data visualisation was commissioned by the Global Water Systems Project for a major international conference (Water in the Anthropocene, Bonn, Germany, 21-24 May, 2013). 
conference2013.gwsp.org

The film is part of the first website on the concept of humans as a geological force, anthropocene.info

Thanks to Owen for sending in the link!

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Reader Comments (1)

The idea that we have created our current 'age', and that it's going to be a bummer, isn't well known. It should be. Because scientists can't agree on when it started (use of atomic bombs? has been proposed) is perhaps why this idea isn't confronting us - but when we began to change the planet isn't important. That's behind us. Without the fear of no longer being able to control this change, which should scare the dickens out of us, nothing is going to happen other than more of our own, final, Antropocene Age. bye bye beautiful world.

Lovely graphics.
May 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterkarin holloway

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