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Mapping a World of Human Activity


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Electronic networks North America

Electronic networks across North America.

Credit: Globaa

With the world networked on an unprecedented scale, and the global population hitting 7 billion only weeks ago, we are living in a uniquely interconnected era, creating new opportunites and dependencies. It's the result of millenia of exploration, travel, exploitation, and innovation, and the Anthropocene, meaning "the new human-dominated period of the Earth’s history," is a term coined in 2000 to describe this epoch.

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