From oil spills to overflowing waste dumps, man’s insatiable desire to live an ideal life that includes more love for his family and less concern for the natural world has led to numerous environmental catastrophes. Today, environmental pollution is believed to be the leading cause of death and affects more than 100 million people worldwide.
In addition, over 1 million seabirds and 100 million mammals die due to pollution humankind causes each year.
Humanity is a species that needs to be transformed. However, what can motivate people to live more sustainably and lessen their carbon footprint other than shocking data? The images in the following show the heartbreaking reality of humanity and expose the truth about what’s happening worldwide.
The following photos will help you realize that our actions have ruined this magnificent natural environment and that natural disasters caused by humans have killed millions of innocent animals worldwide. It’s time for us to wake up and pick up trash every time we spot it.
Bird In Oil Spill
Albatross killed by excessive Ingestion of Plastic (North Pacific)
A Stork Trapped In Plastic
Surfing In A Wave of trash (Java, Indonesia — The World’s-Most-Populated Island)
Every morning, the kid would look through garbage bins to find recyclable plastics 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)
First-world trash usually ends up in third-world countries landfills.
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
When rains come, all this garbage gets washed out to sea and it will pollute water eventually.
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 tiny amount goes quite a distance. Removing a piece of trash as you come across it, establishing an initiative to recycle in your community, or lovingly informing others about the advantages of not littering. This will gradually but surely improve the general consciousness. Make every effort to care for the environment; nature will be your savior.
Nature doesn’t need people. Character is what people need. We should be aware of that.