Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Looking Down on Earth at a New Dawn

Environmental & Science Education
Earth Systems
Earth Science
Art and Environment
Edward Hessler

This is posted very late on the 6th of May, as in 6:55 pm. I had problems with the computer and a friend helped me solve them. And then I took a long walk this afternoon, as I usually do. So is better late than never? You decide. I hope so.

"For years," reports NPR's Pranav Baskar (accompanying text by Andrew Revkin),"photographer George Steinmetz has flown a contraption, hauling it himself from one country to another, and simply checking in with his disasembled baggage.

Steinmetz launches  "himself over remote swaths of desert, stark Arctic terrains and cheek-by-jowl shorelines," documenting from the skies above, "the way human activity has shaped Earth. The result is The Human Planet: Earth at the Dawn of the Anthropocene, a photographic record of our planet in the anthropocene age — a word that refers to the mark humans have made on the global landscape ("anthropos" is Greek for human)."

Some of these remarkable images may be seen in the report by Baskar/Revkin at NPR.

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