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A Brief History of the Anthropocene

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2000 and 2010
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/road-to-...
How can we summarize 250 years of
history?
Hans Rosling “200 years, 200 countries, 4 minutes”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jbkSRLYSojo
0 CE

NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS).
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance

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1000 CE

NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance

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1800 CE

NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance

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1927 CE

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NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
1960 CE

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NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
1974 CE
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NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
1980 CE
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NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
1999 CE

NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance

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2050 CE

NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
Percentage of Earth’s Population by Region

UN. The World at Six Billion. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/si...
“Trade in Silver and Other Commodities, 1650 – 1750,” Worlds Together, Worlds
Apart
Humanity and the
Anthropocene
Atlantic
Revolution
s

GEOPOLITICAL

State Centralization/
Biological Old Regimes
Old Imperi...
Isa Hashimoto, "1945-1998." 2003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjAqR1zICA0&feature=s
Humanity and the
Anthropocene
Atlantic
Revolution
s

GEOPOLITICAL

State Centralization/
Biological Old Regimes
Old Imperi...
Gross Domestic Product Per
Capita

Tex
t

Gross domestic product (at purchasing power parity) per capita between 1500 and ...
Vlachogianni, T. , & Valavanidis, A. (2013). Energy and Environmental Impact on the
Biosphere Energy Flow, Storage and Con...
Humanity and the
Anthropocene
Atlantic
Revolution
s

GEOPOLITICAL

State Centralization/
Biological Old Regimes
Old Imperi...
The Accidental Sea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIU6Py4K_A&list=PLJC6
World Dams since 1800
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=OR5IFcSsaxY&list=PLJC6XztkApXPD-OAjRLIF8xBiXtXg9qr&index=5
Humanity and the
Anthropocene
Atlantic
Revolution
s

GEOPOLITICAL

State Centralization/
Biological Old Regimes
Old Imperi...
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  1. 1. A Brief History of the Anthropocene Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2000 and 2010 http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/road-to-rio/satellite-photos-urban-sprawl/index.html Jason M. Kelly jaskelly@iupui.ed u
  2. 2. How can we summarize 250 years of history?
  3. 3. Hans Rosling “200 years, 200 countries, 4 minutes” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jbkSRLYSojo
  4. 4. 0 CE NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS). http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance .3B
  5. 5. 1000 CE NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance .4B
  6. 6. 1800 CE NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance 1B
  7. 7. 1927 CE 2B NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
  8. 8. 1960 CE 3B NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
  9. 9. 1974 CE 4B NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
  10. 10. 1980 CE 5B NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
  11. 11. 1999 CE NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance 6B
  12. 12. 9B 2050 CE NOVA. Population Densities through Time. World in Balance (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/worldbalance
  13. 13. Percentage of Earth’s Population by Region UN. The World at Six Billion. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/sixbillion/sixbillion.htm http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/sixbillion/sixbilpart1.pdf
  14. 14. “Trade in Silver and Other Commodities, 1650 – 1750,” Worlds Together, Worlds Apart
  15. 15. Humanity and the Anthropocene Atlantic Revolution s GEOPOLITICAL State Centralization/ Biological Old Regimes Old Imperialism SOCIOECONOMIC New Imperialism African Diaspora 1700 BIOLOGICAL Eurasian Revolution s Atlantic Migration Great Divergence 1st Industrial Revolution 1775 Fiscal-military state Canal Global War 1850 Trai n Postcolonialism Cold War Great Acceleration 1925 Finance Capitalism 2nd Industrial Revolution Steamship Automobile Air Engineering Geology Agricultural Revolution Biofuel Industrial Monoculture Green Revolutio n Agrochemical Revolution Coal 2000 Oil Atomic Sanitary Regime Pharmaceutical Regime Conservationism 6th Great Extinction Genetic Regime Environmentalis m
  16. 16. Isa Hashimoto, "1945-1998." 2003 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjAqR1zICA0&feature=s
  17. 17. Humanity and the Anthropocene Atlantic Revolution s GEOPOLITICAL State Centralization/ Biological Old Regimes Old Imperialism SOCIOECONOMIC New Imperialism African Diaspora 1700 BIOLOGICAL Eurasian Revolution s Atlantic Migration Great Divergence 1st Industrial Revolution 1775 Fiscal-military state Canal Global War 1850 Trai n Postcolonialism Cold War Great Acceleration 1925 Finance Capitalism 2nd Industrial Revolution Steamship Automobile Air Engineering Geology Agricultural Revolution Biofuel Industrial Monoculture Green Revolutio n Agrochemical Revolution Coal 2000 Oil Atomic Sanitary Regime Pharmaceutical Regime Conservationism 6th Great Extinction Genetic Regime Environmentalis m
  18. 18. Gross Domestic Product Per Capita Tex t Gross domestic product (at purchasing power parity) per capita between 1500 and 1950 in 1990 International Dollars for selected nations, depicting data excerpted from Contours of the World Economy, 1–2030 AD. Essays in Macro-Economic History by Angus Maddison, Oxford University Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-922721-1, p. 382, Table A.7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maddison_GDP_per_capita_1500-1950.svg
  19. 19. Vlachogianni, T. , & Valavanidis, A. (2013). Energy and Environmental Impact on the Biosphere Energy Flow, Storage and Conversion in Human Civilization. American Journal of Educational Research, 1(3), 68-78.
  20. 20. Humanity and the Anthropocene Atlantic Revolution s GEOPOLITICAL State Centralization/ Biological Old Regimes Old Imperialism SOCIOECONOMIC New Imperialism African Diaspora 1700 BIOLOGICAL Eurasian Revolution s Atlantic Migration Great Divergence 1st Industrial Revolution 1775 Fiscal-military state Canal Global War 1850 Trai n Postcolonialism Cold War Great Acceleration 1925 Finance Capitalism 2nd Industrial Revolution Steamship Automobile Air Engineering Geology Agricultural Revolution Biofuel Industrial Monoculture Green Revolutio n Agrochemical Revolution Coal 2000 Oil Atomic Sanitary Regime Pharmaceutical Regime Conservationism 6th Great Extinction Genetic Regime Environmentalis m
  21. 21. The Accidental Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otIU6Py4K_A&list=PLJC6
  22. 22. World Dams since 1800 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=OR5IFcSsaxY&list=PLJC6XztkApXPD-OAjRLIF8xBiXtXg9qr&index=5
  23. 23. Humanity and the Anthropocene Atlantic Revolution s GEOPOLITICAL State Centralization/ Biological Old Regimes Old Imperialism SOCIOECONOMIC New Imperialism African Diaspora 1700 BIOLOGICAL Eurasian Revolution s Atlantic Migration Great Divergence 1st Industrial Revolution 1775 Fiscal-military state Canal Global War 1850 Trai n Postcolonialism Cold War Great Acceleration 1925 Finance Capitalism 2nd Industrial Revolution Steamship Automobile Air Engineering Geology Agricultural Revolution Biofuel Industrial Monoculture Green Revolutio n Agrochemical Revolution Coal 2000 Oil Atomic Sanitary Regime Pharmaceutical Regime Conservationism 6th Great Extinction Genetic Regime Environmentalis m

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