×

Loading...

Heartbreaking photos of pollution

sailor (Ocean & Mountain)

20 million Americans mobilized on April 22, 1970; 30 years later, that number was up to 200 million citizens of the Earth. What was the cause that brought these people together? The desire to make the Earth a better place.

Earth Day is not a holiday, but an annual event dedicated to demonstrating support for environmental action. Consider the math: in many Western countries, each person generates 4.3lb (1.95kg) of waste every day, up from 2.7 (1.2kg) in 1960. There are now 7.3 billion people in the world; with the current population growth rate of 1.1%, this means that in roughly 64 years, the Earth's population will be almost 15 billion.

That's a lot of garbage. Let's do our part, avoid the mistakes of the past, and keep our planet clean! If you have an image of pollution in our neighborhood, add a photo to this list - and then help clean it up!

#1 Koala Lost Her Home

#2 Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn't Grow

 

#3 Tortoise Trapped By Plastic

 

#4 Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java (Indonesia), The World’s Most Populated Island

 

#5 Fake Hong Kong Skyline For Tourists

 

#6 Bird In Oil Spill

#7 Albatross Killed By Excessive Plastic Ingestion In Midway Islands (North Pacific)

#8 Stork Trapped In Plastic

 

#9 He Spends Each Morning Looking For Recyclable Plastic That He Can Sell For 35 Cents Per Kilo To Help His Family

#10 Oiled Penguins

#11 Seal's Nose Trapped In Plastic Waste

#12 Boy Swimming In Polluted Water In India

#13 Child Drinks Water From Stream In Fuyuan County, Yunnan ProvinceChild Drinks Water From Stream In Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province

#14 Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

 

#15 Bird In Oil Spill

 

#16 Ken River Oil Field, California (USA) – Exploited Since 1899

#17 Worker Cleans Away Dead Fish At A Lake In Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province

#18 Mexico City Landscape, 20 Million Inhabitants

#19 Man Cleans Up Oil Spill In Dalian Port, Liaoning

Man Cleans Up Oil Spill In Dalian Port, Liaoning

#20 Girl Walks Through Smog In Beijing, Where Small-Particle Pollution Is 40 Times Over International Safety Standard

#21 Child Swims In A Polluted Reservoir, Pingba

#22 Boy Swims In Algae-filled Water, Qingdao, Shandong

#24 Residents Look At A Heavily Polluted River, Zhugao, Sichuan Province

#25 Plastic Bag Floats In The Sea Off The Philippines. Ocean Plastic Has Turned Up Literally Everywhere - In The Deep Sea And Buried In Arctic Ice

#26 A Mute Swan Builds A Nest Using Plastic Garbage

#27 Frog In Polluted Water

 

#28 Landfill In Accra (Ghana). Our Electronic Rubbish Usually Ends Up In Third-world Countries

#29 Journalist Takes A Sample Of Polluted Red Water From Jianhe River

 

#30 Great Wall Of China, Shame

 

#31 Over 3000 Dead Pigs Fished Out Of Huangpu River

#32 Crab Lives In Old Bottle

#33 Fire At Oil Platform In Gulf Of Mexico, April 2010

#34 Fishermen Row A Boat In The Algae-filled Chaohu Lake In Hefei, Anhui Province

#35 Man Walks By Pipe Discharging Waste Water Into Yangtze River

Man Walks By Pipe Discharging Waste Water Into Yangtze River

#36 Terrible Pollution In India's Rivers

#37 Buildings In Beijing Surrounded By Smog

#38 A Family Walks On A Garbage-strewn Beach In Mumbai

#39 Boy In Polluted Water

#40 Indonesian Forest Transformed Into Palm Plantation

 

#41 Workers Clean Up Floating Garbage On The Yangtze River

#42 California Drought

#43 Workers Try To Drain Sewage Water From Leaking Sewage Tank, Shanghang, Fujian

Workers Try To Drain Sewage Water From Leaking Sewage Tank, Shanghang, Fujian

#44 A Bald Sunbear In Borneo Where Major Deforestation Is Threatening Their Habitat And Health

 

#45 Boy Tries To Avoid Scattered Rubbish Floating On A Flooded Street In Shantou, Guangdong Province

Boy Tries To Avoid Scattered Rubbish Floating On A Flooded Street In Shantou, Guangdong Province

#46 Pollution From A Factory In Yutian, 100km East Of Beijing

#47 Brazil Drought

 

#48 Part Of The Amazonian Jungle In Brazil, Burnt Down To Be “Repurposed”

#49 An Elderly Man Uses A Broom To Sweep Away A Burst Of Algal Bloom From The Surface Of A Pond In Order To Bathe In Jiaxing

#50 Young Raccoon With Fishing Lure Caught In Lip.

#51 Girl And Her Father Collect Water From Puddle At Dried-up Reservoir, Baofeng County

Girl And Her Father Collect Water From Puddle At Dried-up Reservoir, Baofeng County

#52 Cat And Trash At A Beautiful Beach In The Westsahara, Morocco

#53 Blizzard Of Nor'easters No Surprise Thanks To Climate Change

#54 Dry 'river' In Northern Bali - When The Rains Come The Plastic Washes Out To Sea.

 

#55 Pollution In Tiananmen Square In China

 

#56 Mekong - Laos.

(#1035@4096)
2015-4-23 -05:00
Reply
Page address has been copied.
To share, click to copy page address.
Share Online by QR Code

Back To Topic: Heartbreaking photos of pollution

Back To Forum: HOMEForum