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 the 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.
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