17 Powerful Images Showing The Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

 

We are exploiting the resources present on this planet at a rapid pace, in order to cater to the needs of the ever growing population. Global Population Speak Out, a platform for environmental awareness, depicts the damage that results due to overpopulation and they have compiled it into a book. The images represent how we have been exploiting Earth to fulfill our requirements and this book gives an insight into the social tragedies that we are likely to witness due to population explosion. The book is titled: Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot.

It has images that have a strong meaning and shows how overpopulation and consumption are irreversibly damaging our environment and sayings from famous environmentalists, scientists etc. are also compiled in the book to deliver a strong message.

People can have a look at the book and can share it, as the online version is available for free. You can purchase a hard copy from Amazon.

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Fire at oil platform in Gulf of Mexico, April 2010

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Landscape full of trash in Bangladesh

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Indonesian forest transformed into palm plantation

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Mexico City landscape, 20 million inhabitants

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Landscape covered in greenhouses , Almeria (Spain)

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

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

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Enormous iceberg melting near Svalbard island in Norway

Devastating Effects Of Overpopulation

Incredible Nurse Cat From Poland Looks After Other Animals At Animal Shelter

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