Here is a wonderful short clay animation made by some of our students from the Environmental Change and Management MSc class. It is derived from lectures I give on the history of the biosphere and arguments for various start dates for the Anthropocene.
At the end of the module the students get into groups and have to create a "presentation" on a theme from the lectures. Responses ranges from videos to a long rap/poem to a folk band singing songs about nutrient transfer by whales ("Eat Deep, Poop Shallow") and global warming ("Oh no, where did the Ice Age go?")
Very proud of and impressed by this deeply committed but also talented and fun group of students.
Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University