These 20 Photos Are Heartbreaking Evidence Of The Consequences Of Pollution

November 7, 2016 OMG

Since the morning of the Industrial Revolution, mankind has fought with the fatal issue of pollution. While we”ve come quite far when it comes to maintaining our planet, serious amounts of pollution (particularly industrial pollution) are still destroying vast regions of the world.

The face of the modern day pollution problem is China, but numerous developing countries in Asia and Africa aren”t much behind. That doesn’t mean the Western world doesn”t cause its reasonable share of pollution issues, though. These pictures from around the world reveal the international face of pollution…and it”s not rather.

1. The effect of an oil spill in the Black Sea.

The result of an oil spill in the Black Sea.

2. The air pollution in Singapore on a regaular day.

The air pollution in Singapore on a regaular day.

3. A sewage conduit dumping waste into the Yellow Sea.

A sewage pipe dumping waste into the Yellow Sea.

4. Air pollution in Tehran, the capital city of Iran.

Air pollution in Tehran, the capital city of Iran.

5. Industrial discharge in the Yangtze River in China.

Industrial discharge in the Yangtze River in China.

6. Junk down by the river.

Trash down by the river.

7. Floating garbage in London.

Floating trash in London.

8. Substance wastewater

Chemical wastewater being pumped into the Yangtze River in China.

9. Now this is simply surreal…

Now this is just surreal...

10. … and this is totally terrible.

...and this is completely tragic.

11. This image was shot in the day.

This picture was taken in the afternoon.

12. Selfies with surgical masks.

Selfies with surgical masks.

13. It”s difficult to escape plastic pollution.

It

14. A reservoir in China that turned blood red due to pollution.

A reservoir in China that turned blood red because of pollution.

15. My heart destroys.

This breaks my heart.

16. A filthy power plant.

A dirty power plant.

17. Chinese villager washing clothing in a river that is dirty.

Chinese villager washing clothes in a contaminated river.




18. Nature is being destroyed.

Nature is slowly being ruined.

19. The smog over London on a summer day.

The smog over London on a summer day.

20. Waste from climbers on Mount Everest.

Trash from climbers on Mount Everest.

We don”t get a do over in regards to maintaining planet Earth. This is the only house we’ve, and once it”s panned, there”s not much we can do to bring it back from the dead.

It”s time to set the stereotype of the “tree hugger” to bed forever. Being concerned about the well-being of the planet doesn”t make you a raving nut, it makes you a compassionate human being.

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