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UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon opens RIo+20 summit with state of the planet film co-produced by IGBP and Globaia

UN's largest summit, Rio+20, kicks off with film co-produced by IGBP

The UN's largest event, Rio+20, opened last week with a short state-of-the-planet film encapsulating 20 years of IGBP research including concepts such as the Anthropocene and the Great Acceleration. The film, Welcome to the Anthropocene, was produced by IGBP's Owen Gaffney and Globaia's Felix Pharand Deschenes.  
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State of the planet film:

The 3-minute data visualization was originally developed for the Anthropocene.info website and commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference. The film takes the viewer on a journey across the planet and through the last 250 years of Earth's history - from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 summit.

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