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30 Photos That Prove the World Is Ending

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Warning! Serious and sad images ahead!

There should be no “debate” on global warming. The science proves it. Do people really think that all the chemicals, waste, and runoff factories expel every day isn’t going to have a deep and devastating impact on our environment? Yes, and there are still people out there who don’t know the difference between weather and climate. There are people who don’t care about our environment, whether it’s global warming, overfishing, or deforestation.

Even aside from climate change, there are other social factors that are wreaking havoc on our planet. While it’s easy to enjoy our comfortable lifestyles, complete with air conditioning, smartphones, and unlimited buffets, many humans don’t have those luxuries. And these people are easy to ignore unless you see them living in squalor. Planet earth and its inhabitants, animals, waters, and plants are being ravaged and ignored. See the proof.

legs on drought land

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Is there hope for us? Check out these heartbreaking photos that show how hard we have used and abused Earth.

Polar Icecaps

polar bear on tiny iceberg

Source: flickr @therapysessions

It’s been proven again and again that temperatures are rising across the planet. One of the problems with this is that the icecaps are melting. Not only is this bad news for the animals that inhabit polar regions, but it will cause ocean levels to rise, which can destroy islands and coasts.

No Games

lots of dead fish in rio brazil

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A big concern about the 2016 Summer Olympics being in Rio de Janiero, Brazil was the pollution. Here are hundreds, if not thousands of delicious dead fish in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon in Rio.