You Won’t Realize the True Impact of Overpopulation Until You See This

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Images – In order to raise awareness to the problems and challenges caused by the ballooning human population, Tom Butler published Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, a visual representation of the impact of the global population explosion. Here are just a few samples of what you’ll find in this magnificent, and equally terrifying, book.

The sprawl of Mexico City. Photograph: Pablo Lopez Luz

The sprawl of Mexico City. Photograph: Pablo Lopez Luz

  • Oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

    Oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Photograph: Daniel Beltra/Greenpeace

    China's landscape completely devoted to crop production.  Photograph: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

    China’s landscape completely devoted to crop production. Photograph: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

    Surfer Dede Surinaya catches a wave in  the world’s most populated island, Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Zak Noyle

    Surfer Dede Surinaya catches a wave in the world’s most populated island, Java, Indonesia. Photograph: Zak Noyle

    The Kern River Oil Field in California. Photograph: Mark Gamba/Corbis

    The Kern River Oil Field in California. Photograph: Mark Gamba/Corbis

  • Decaying bird on the beach of the remote Midway Atoll. Photograph: Chris Jordan

    Decaying bird on the beach of the remote Midway Atoll. Photograph: Chris Jordan

    Leveled old-growth forest in Willamette National Forest, Oregon. Photograph: Daniel Dancer

    Leveled old-growth forest in Willamette National Forest, Oregon. Photograph: Daniel Dancer

    The hill-side slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photograph: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

    The hill-side slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photograph: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

    Source: www.theguardian.com

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