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Watch this video ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’
— Bill Gates (on Twitter) Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist
Oh. Lordy. Watch Anthropocene Mapping in HD fullscreen if you can. “What a piece of work is man” cuts two ways.
— Stephen Fry (on Twitter) English comedian, actor and writer
Globaïa’s visualizations of the Anthropocene and the planetary boundaries framework are truly iconic. They have made a significant contribution to how we see the planet we live on. Globaïa’s work is more than simply excellent communication. It is helping change how we think: it makes us aware of our planet, and our impact on it, in new ways. Today, this work has never been more important as we navigate towards a safe operating space for humanity.
— Johan Rockström, Director of Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany.
With its videos and maps, Globaïa has invented a new style of visual information aimed at disseminating scientific data on ecological problems. The reproduction of “hyperobjects” with expanded space-time scales represents a real challenge to the traditional representation systems.
— Gaia Bindi, Professor at Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence, Italy - http://www.accademia.firenze.it/it/docenti-abafi/biografie-docenti/34-docenti-1/bindi-gaia
Your video does the best job I’ve ever seen of showing VISUALLY how pervasive - both widespread and dense - human activity in the biosphere has become.
— Joseph Levine, co-author of Biology, most widely-used high school biology textbook in the United States http://www.biology.com
Your awesome graphics have definitely been getting the Anthropocene message across loud and clear!
— Erle Ellis, associate professor at the University of Maryland http://ecotope.org/people/ellis/
An interesting video I narrated for the UN and Convention on Biodiversity
— Edward Norton (on Twitter), actor and filmmaker
Wow! You guys are incredible. Your video short is a rare combination of packed information and lyrical beauty. Congratulations. Your stunning anthropocene maps are chillingly beautiful, and a phenomenal way to dramatize our impact on the world.
— Paul Salopek, journalist, recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes and instigator of the Out of Eden Walk http://www.outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com
Keep up the wonderful work. Such powerful graphic images may do a lot to catch the attention of people confused by global-change-denial propaganda!
— David Christian, president of the International Big History Association and co-creator of the Big History Project http://www.bighistoryproject.com
I greatly enjoyed perusing the gallery of Anthropocene maps and am pleased to have contributed to some of them in an indirect way. The maps are both beautiful and make a necessary statement about the human imprint on our planet.
— Tom Patterson, cartographer for the U.S. National Park Service, former president of the North American Cartographic Information Society shadedrelief.com http://www.naturalearthdata.com
I must say, however, that you have beaten us hands down on visualising biodiversity. The image you sent Clinton is just wonderful. Yes, it’s artistically compelling, but what matters most to us is how rich it is scientifically. There’s a lot of information here that will combine to drive scientific study and exploration. Every museum show have sets of these maps on their walls!
— Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University http://www.nicholas.duke.edu/people/faculty/pimm/