The Anthropocene era is an ongoing period of human history that relates to the human dominant activity on earth. This denotes all human influence on politics, geology, and climate.
At the turn of the 17th century, human innovation and spread of ideas allowed for the Anthropocene Era to even take place. Some events that took place that shaped the Anthropocene Era are the Industrial Revolution, Growth of Public Transport, and the Boom of Mega cities.
As stated previously, there were 3 different factors that contributed to the shaping of human society physically and socially.
- Industrial Revolution (Production of Infrastructure)
- Expansion of Public Transportation (Link to Infrastructure and Growth of Economy)
- Rise of Mega cities (And a Bustling Economy)
Industrial Revolution (1760-1840)
The Industrial Revolution was a period in time that allowed for the quick manufacturing of goods, which boosted trade and the economy because of the utilization of the Steam Engine for textile production.
The Industrial Revolution helped boost the amount of supply and material that is needed for infrastructure and human expansion. But also caused massive pollution in the environment, such as increasing waste and landfill.
City Public Transit (1828)
Paris establishes the foundation for the public city transit system. Many of these designs eventually made it's way around the world to be incorporated into countries such as the United States where the public transportation become a necessary service.
It helped build up public infrastructure which composes most of the urban landscape that we live in today.
Megacities like New York and Tokyo reached a capacity of around 10 million people. As more people begin population and moving into larger cities, the amount of infrastructure that is needed to support the people grew.
The reason why these megacities helped shape the human surface now is because the massive amount of infrastructure that is required in order to support these people. Landscapes that are requred to regulate the economy while building up new places for the people to live has become more essential and needed than ever.
Types of Water Sources
Growth of Megacities.
By the year 2040, it is expected that the world will be able to fit around 9 billion people with our current rate of reproduction. With the bustling expansion of infrastructure, we will be able to sustain a larger and more balanced society. Although, some issues will arise, such as a larger global footprint by the year 2050, and massive damage to developing nations. However, some of those developing nations will grow, such as Lagos, Nigeria, Kinshasa, DRC, and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. However, some of the nations that suffer from the damage could be provided some help from larger nations and competely eradicate thigns such as water scarcity.
Desjardins, Jeff. "Animation: World's Largest Megacities by 2100." Visual Capitalist. 12 Mar. 2019. 07 May 2019 .