Welcome to the Anthropocene
Scientific concepts like the Anthropocene, planetary boundaries and planetary stewardship have heralded a profound shift in perception of our place in the world: a growing evidence base of scientific observations show we have become the prime driver of global environmental change. These new concepts are powerful communication tools as we move towards global sustainability.
Welcome to the Anthropocene is a website which is designed to improve our collective understanding of the Earth system. The site aims to inspire, educate and engage people about humanityâ€™s impact on Earth. Its unique combination of high-level scientific data and powerful imagery will help people visualize and better understand humanityâ€™s geographic imprint in recent time.
The website is a collaborative project between researchers and communicators from some of the leading scientific research institutions on global sustainability.