The book “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot,” features a photo series of remarkable and powerful images that show the effects of overpopulation and how it affects us and our planet.
1. The Yellow river in Mongolia. It is so polluted that breathing near it is almost impossible.
2. National Willamette Forest, or what’s left of it because 99% of it has been deforested.
3. Burned down Amazonian Jungle in Brazil to make room for grazing cattle.
4. The sinking Maldive. This island is affected by global warming and by 2050 the Indian ocean will swallow it.
5. This is the world’s largest diamond mine. Mir mine, Russia.
6. This is Kern River oil field in California. It has been exploited since 1899.
7. A wave in Java, Indonesia, filled with trash. This is the world’s most populated island.
8. Alberta, Canada, has a tar-rich zone and it’s highly affected by mining and toxic waste.
9. Bagger 288 is the biggest excavator in the world. It’s used to extract coal in Germany.
10. This landfill in Accra, Ghana, is the final destination of worldwide electronic trash.
11. Greenhouses in Spain.
13. Oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
14. 20 million people. Mexico City.
15. This albatross died from eating plastic trash.
16. Svalbard, Norway, melting iceberg.
17. This used to be a forest in Indonesia. Now it’s a palm plantation.
h/t: Population Speakout and omgfacts