8 Powerful Images From Around the World Show The Damage We’ve Done To Our Planet

Our world is beautiful; we’ve filled it with magic, life, love and unfortunately, a lot of pollution and garbage. These pictures from around the world capture the problems we’ve created for our planet. These are massive problems that have been going on for so long, that it seems like we’ve forgotten about them.

Even seeing these pictures isn’t enough to compel us into action. The good news is it’s never too late to take action – it would have been a lot of effective 10 years ago, but we can still remedy our global mistakes. It takes a passion so fiery that we stop at nothing to reverse these effects – and it’s going to take all of us to make it work.

planet-pollution-overdevelopment-overpopulation-overshoot-12A landscape of trash in a Bangladesh landfill.

planet-pollution-overdevelopment-overpopulation-overshoot-10This horrible looking machine straight out of a nightmare at the Tagebau Hambach strip mine in Germany.

planet-pollution-overdevelopment-overpopulation-overshoot-11Computers and other technology scraps in Accra, Ghana.

planet-pollution-overdevelopment-overpopulation-overshoot-14An ariel view of Mexico City; how crazy!

planet-pollution-overdevelopment-overpopulation-overshoot-17The Mir Mine in Russia; the world’s largest diamond mine.

28C18DCE00000578-0-image-a-8_1431865638320A sad, Kern River Oil Field in California, U.S.

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A surfer rides a wave in Java, Indonesia; the world’s most populated island.

28C18D5C00000578-0-image-a-19_1431865684831And then the sad epitome of modern society. Taken in  2007, Boise, Idaho. Is this what our world has come to? The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way; we are all choosing to continue to live in a world where this is considered normal. We have set the standards and it’s never to late to shift them.