Urbanization in the Anthropocene

We live in a rapidly urbanizing world. But some of the world’s most biodiverse hotspots are adjacent to urban areas. This incredible data visualization from Felix Pharand Deschenes and the Stockholm Resilience Centre captures the scale of the problem, and how to solve it. In three minutes. (I get a credit at the end for my very minor role – I’m very proud to be associated with it.)

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  1. It’s a very pretty video but a little unclear to me. To take specific examples, the broad swath of blue-purple colour over south-western Australia, or the purple covering western Turkey, what do those colours mean? Are these areas predicted to become urbanised?

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