The Human Epoch- The Anthropocene

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For thousands of years we humans have imagined the planet to be so vast and the resources so limitless that our impact was minimal. Because we could never  see the broader, global changes our local actions where having, we isolated the outcome.

That has changed. We are now in a new planetary period where human activities shape the planet. We are now a force that is greater than earth’s natural processes. For instance, we move more sediment and rock than earth’s natural process of erosion.

Do you like to read? This link provides a primer on The Anthropocene: http://www.globaia.org/en/anthropocene/

Do you just enjoy images? These are startling images of our “lines” across the globe. http://www.globaia.org/en/anthropocene/#Maps

Do you prefer to watch video? This video describes the evolution of human’s influence on the planet.

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