Interesting short video that does a nice job of putting the past 250 years into perspective.
Welcome to the Anthropocene
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.
Bartlett warned against this in his lecture on the importance of understanding the "exponential function".
Sweet. I remember seeing his talk ages ago. Should have been, hell should BE, required learning in every high school.
He does a great job of explaining it. Definitely a key to understanding what the Anthropocene has done to this planet's life support systems.
"The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function."
- Prof. Al Bartlett