This photo series, which is collected in the book "Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot," shows the effects that overpopulation has on the Earth itself and the people in it.
1. The Yellow River, Mongolia. It's so polluted that's hard to breathe near it.
2. National Willamette Forest, 99% deforested.
3. The Amazonian Jungle in Brazil, burned down to be repurposed.
4. The Maldive is sinking due to global warming.
5. Mir mine, Russia, the world's largest diamond mine.
6. Kern River oil field, California. Exploited since 1899.
7. A trash filled wave in Java, Indonesia, the world's most populated island.
8. Tar-rich zone in Alberta, Canada that's covered in mining and toxic waste.
9. The world's biggest excavator, the Bagger 288, used to to extra coal.
10. A landfill in Ghana
11. Landscape in Spain, covered in greenhouses.
12. Trash-filled landscape, Bangladesh
13. Fire at an oil platform, Gulf of Mexico, 2010
14. 20 million inhabitants in Mexico City.
15. An albatross that died of excessive plastic ingestion.
16. Melting iceberg in Norway.
17. Indonesian forest turned into a palm plantation.
H/T: Population Speakout