The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration

  title={The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration},
  author={Will Steffen and Wendy J. Broadgate and Lisa Deutsch and Owen Gaffney and Cornelia Ludwig},
  journal={The Anthropocene Review},
  pages={81 - 98}
The ‘Great Acceleration’ graphs, originally published in 2004 to show socio-economic and Earth System trends from 1750 to 2000, have now been updated to 2010. In the graphs of socio-economic trends, where the data permit, the activity of the wealthy (OECD) countries, those countries with emerging economies, and the rest of the world have now been differentiated. The dominant feature of the socio-economic trends is that the economic activity of the human enterprise continues to grow at a rapid… 

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