Earth is suffering from overpopulation, overconsumption and pollution


We have to understand the connection between excessive population growth and over consumption by the world’s resources, more people means more consumption, more trash, and more pollution, if the world becomes overpopulated it will be hard to maintain civilization. An environmental NGO Global Population Speak Out released a photo book named “Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot” that features the problems arising from overpopulation and consumption around the world.

Surfing a wave of trash near Java (Indonesia), the most populous island in the world.

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

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Yellow river in Mongolia: so polluted, it’s almost impossible to breathe near it

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Ken River oil field, California (USA), in exploitation since 1899

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Fire at oil platform in Gulf of Mexico, April 2010

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Landscape full of trash in Bangladesh

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Indonesian forest, now transformed into palm plantation

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Amazonian jungle (Brazil), burned down to be “repurposed”

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Tagebau Hambach strip mine (Germany), where world’s biggest excavator Bagger 288 extracts coal

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Landfill in Accra (Ghana): electronic trash ends up in Third-World countries.

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Mexico City (Mexico), 20 million inhabitants

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Midway Islands (North Pacific), albatross that died from consuming plastic trash

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Almeria (Spain), a landscape of greenhouses

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Zone rich in tar in Alberta (Canada), affected by mining and toxic waste

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Maldives (Indian ocean), the rising water levels will engulf it by 2050

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Mir mine (Russia), world’s biggest diamond mine.

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Svalbard (Arctic Ocean), a giant glacier is melting

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