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17 Powerful Images Showing The Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation
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Photography, Social Issues7 years ago

17 Powerful Images Showing The Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

It’s no secret that we are exploiting our planet and running out of resources at the speed of light, but many people refuse to take notice. These unbelievable photo series of environmental damage and climate change collected into a photobook by environmental awareness platform Global Population Speak Out, show the harsh realities of the ecological and social tragedies that Earth is suffering. Its title: “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.”

This picture book has plenty of powerful images illustrating the problems generated by overpopulation and consumption, together with quotes from famous writers, scientists, and ecologists to help understand and raise awareness about the destruction of natural environments.

Global Population Speak Out provides a link for everyone to have a look at the book online for free, but if you want it on your bookshelf, you can also find it on Amazon.

More info: populationspeakout.org | Amazon (h/t: boredpanda.es)

Surfing on a wave full of trash in Java (Indonesia), the world’s most populated island

National Willamette forest, Oregon (USA), 99% deforested

The Yellow river in Mongolia is so polluted that it’s almost impossible to breathe near it

Ken River oil field, California (USA) – exploited since 1899

Fire at oil platform in Gulf of Mexico, April 2010

Landscape full of trash in Bangladesh

Indonesian forest transformed into palm plantation

Part of the Amazonian jungle in Brazil, burnt down to be “repurposed”

World’s biggest excavator, Bagger 288, used to extract coal in Tagebau Hambach strip mine (Germany)

Landfill in Accra (Ghana). Our electronic rubbish usually ends up in Third-World countries

Mexico City landscape, 20 million inhabitants

Albatross killed by excessive plastic ingestion in Midway Islands (North Pacific)

Landscape covered in greenhouses , Almeria (Spain)

Tar-rich zone in Alberta, Canada destroyed by mining and toxic wastes

The Maldives are flooding because of global warming and human action. They will sink in 50 years

Mir mine, Russia. This gigantic hole is the world’s biggest diamond mine.

Enormous iceberg melting near Svalbard island in Norway

“Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot” is available at Amazon.

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VictoriaReyes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem is not overpopulation, we have enough resources to keep growing all the way. This is a post about contamination, is not the same

AnnaMarian
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I totally agree with you. This is not about overpopulation, it's more about human being "over using" the World.

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VictoriaReyes
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The problem is not overpopulation, we have enough resources to keep growing all the way. This is a post about contamination, is not the same

AnnaMarian
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I totally agree with you. This is not about overpopulation, it's more about human being "over using" the World.

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