This is the animation done by Globaïa for the short film Welcome to the Anthropocene commissionned for the Planet Under Pressure conference.
The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes. The film is part of the world’s first educational webportal on the Anthropocene.

(watch the narrated version below)

via Anthropocene

Sometimes it’s very easy to get wrapped up in our own lives and when that happens a bit of perspective is needed – and all the better if that perspective looks as good as this. This video by Globaïa for the environmental Anthropocene project shows every road, flight path and shipping route in the world and as you might expect it’s utterly awesome. Not only is it a gobsmacking bit of infographics, it’s also a reminder of the physical ways in which us humans negotiate the time and space that separate us via the arteries that make the world manageable.

via It’s Nice That