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13 Powerful Photos Of Overpopulation And Overconsumption

Over some 60 million years, Homo sapiens has evolved into the dominant animal on the planet. However, in the last several centuries we’ve increasingly been using our relatively newly acquired power, especially our culturally evolved technologies, to deplete the natural capital of Earth — in particular its deep, rich agricultural soils, its groundwater stored during ice ages, and its biodiversity — as if there were no tomorrow.

Clear-cut Forest In British Columbia

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Garth Lentz

Cattle Grazing In The Amazon

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Daniel Beltra

Clear-cut Forest in Oregon

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Daniel Dancer

Crop Fields In China

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Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

Dead Bird In Midway Atoll

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Chris Jordan

Greenhouses in Almeria, Spain

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Yann Arthus Bertrand

Kern Oil Field, California

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Mark Gamba/Corbis

Mexico City

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Pablo Lopez Luz

Oil Spill Fire, Gulf of Mexico

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Daniel Beltra

Slum In Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

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Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe

South City Mall in Kolkata, India

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Brett Cole

Trash Wave In Java

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Zak Noyle

Source: http://e360.yale.edu/

Images: http://www.rsvlts.com/

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