500,000 Years of Humans Degrading Nature Captured in a Biting Three Minute Animation by Steve Cutts

English animator Steve Cutts has a knack for satirizing the excesses of modern society. Just watch his 2012 short animation “Man,” and you’ll see what I mean. In three short minutes, Cutts covers a lot of ground, documenting the rise of human civilization and its ever-escalating assault on nature and our natural resources. It’s funny. It’s biting. And it may give you pause as we gear up for Christmas, the apotheosis of American materialism.

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