From oil spills to overflowing waste dumps, man’s insatiable desire to live better lives with more affection for them and less respect towards the planet has led to an uncountable number of environmental catastrophes. Currently, ecological pollution appears to be the most deadly killer that affects over 100 million people across the globe.
Over 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals are killed due to pollution humankind causes each year.
Humanity, as a whole, must be transformed. However, what will motivate people to be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint more than alarming figures? Perhaps the images below show the tragic reality of humankind and reveal the truth about the current situation around the world.
These photos will make you realize how our species has destroyed this magnificent natural environment and that human-caused disasters have already caused the deaths of millions of innocent animals worldwide. It’s time to wake up and take care of the trash whenever we spot it.
Bird In Oil Spill
Albatross Killed-By Excess Plastic Ingestion (North Pacific)
A Stork Trapped In Plastic
Surfing A Wave Full-Of-Trash (Java, Indonesia – The World’s Most-Populated Island)
Every day this kid would go through the trash for recyclable plastic pieces to sell at 35 cents per kilogram to provide for his family.
Seal’s Nose Trapped In Plastic Waste
Bird In Oil Spill
Boy Swimming In Polluted Water In India
A Child Drinks Polluted-Water From A Stream In Fuyuan-County, Yunnan-Province
Mexico City Landscape, 20 Million Inhabitants
Bangladesh Landscape Filled With Trash
A Mute-Swan Builds A Nest Using Plastic-Garbage
Landfill In Acra (Ghana)
The majority of trash from the first world is disposed of in third-world garbage dumps.
Frog In Polluted Water
This Crab Lives In An Old Bottle
Plastic Bag Floating In The Sea Off The Philippines
Pollution In A ‘Dry River’ In Bali
In the event of rain, the debris is dumped into the sea and pollutes the water.
Cat Sunning In Trash (Wetsahara, Morocco)
A River In The Suburbs Of Mumbai
Open Dumping In The Streets Of New-Delhi, India
Trash Washed Out To Sea… (Mekong, Laos)
Beijing In A Cloud Of Smog
A small amount of effort can go quite a distance. Cleaning garbage whenever you spot it, establishing recycling programs within your locality, or educating people about the benefits of not littering can gradually but surely increase the awareness of all people. Do your best to protect nature, and it will be your savior.
Nature doesn’t need people. Character is what people need. It is essential to understand this.