The Great Acceleration


180-181: The Great Acceleration

Information used in the main graphic is provided by ‘The Age of Humans: Evolutionary Perspectives on the Anthropocene’, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 2015. Accessed at http://humanorigins.si.edu/research/evolutionary-perspectives-anthropocene and ‘The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene’, Science, Vol. 351, Issue 6269. Accessed at

182-183: Planetary Boundaries

Main graphic adapted from ‘The Nine Planetary Boundaries’, Stockholm Resilience Centre Sustainability Science for Biosphere Stewardship, 2015. Accessed at http://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/planetary-boundaries/planetary-boundaries/about-the-research/the-nine-planetary-boundaries.html 

“Earth budget” panel uses data from ‘How many Chinas does it take to support China?’, Earth Overshoot Day, 2015. Accessed at http://www.overshootday.org/newsroom/infographics/


184-185: Interconnected Pressures

Panel on water use adapted from information provided by ‘Water Consumption for Operational Use by Energy Type’, Climate Reality Project, 2015. Accessed at https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/telling-story-eight-great-infographics-climate-change