Apocalypse NOW! See Shocking Photos Of Mankind's Destruction Of The Planet


Apocalypse NOW!  See Shocking Photos Of Mankind's Destruction Of The Planet File Photo

Global warming isn't the only thing to worry about. Overpopulation, pollution, poaching and mining are just a few of mankind's other harms that are leaving the Earth scorched and ruined.

However, the devastating effects of the digital age, demanding food production and melting glaciers are something most people don't see every day. 

In order to raise awareness of the issues threatening life as we know it on this planet, the Foundation for Deep Ecology and Population Media Center have released a collection of sobering pictures, showing the widespread destruction of land, skies and seas.  




Dodging trash: Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya catches a wave in a remote but garbage-covered bay on Java, Indonesia, the world’s most populated island


Harder and harder to breathe: Air pollution, C02, and water vapor rise from that stacks at a coal-burning power plant in the United Kingdom


Waterfall of melting ice: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway


Addiction to oil: Depleting oil fields are yet another symptom of ecological overshoot; Kern River Oil Field, California, U.S.


Nothing left to eat: The western fjords on Svalbard, Norway, that normally freeze in winter, remained ice-free all season.This bear headed north, looking for suitable sea ice to hunt on. Finding none, it eventually collapsed and died

Meltdown: A 2011 tsunami prompted a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Station in Japan, galvanizing the world’s attention. Lesser known was tsunami-related damage to Japan’s fossil fuel energy infrastructure, including this facility near Tokyo




Nowhere to go: End of the road for these tires is a desert dumping ground in Nevada, U.S.A


All that's precious: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine


Unclad: Sometimes called the Brazil of the North, Canada has not been kind to its native forests. Image of clear-cut logging on Vancouver Island 


Digital death: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana

 

Shrinking: One of Earth’s most vulnerable nations to climate change, the Maldive Islands are severely threatened by rising sea levels




Crammed: Aerial view of New Delhi, India, population 22 million, density 30,000 per square mile 


Stumped: Former old-growth forest leveled for reservoir development, Willamette National Forest, Oregon


No space wasted: Sprawling Mexico City, Mexico, population 20 million, density 24,600/mile (63,700/square kilometer), rolls across the landscape, displacing every scrap of natural habitat


Rush hour: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England


Shameful: Basketball star Yao Ming comes face-to-face with a poached elephant in Northern Kenya
 
 
 



Crammed: Aerial view of New Delhi, India, population 22 million, density 30,000 per square mile 


Stumped: Former old-growth forest leveled for reservoir development, Willamette National Forest, Oregon


No space wasted: Sprawling Mexico City, Mexico, population 20 million, density 24,600/mile (63,700/square kilometer), rolls across the landscape, displacing every scrap of natural habitat


Rush hour: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England


Shameful: Basketball star Yao Ming comes face-to-face with a poached elephant in Northern Kenya
 

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