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40 Haunting Photos Of Environmental Pollution

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You won’t believe it’s gotten this bad…

We live in a wasteful society. Don’t try and deny it, you know it’s true. Whether you want to believe it or not — our wastefulness directly affects our environment and EVERYONE in it. We’ve rounded up some of the most shocking examples of the direct effects of pollution on wildlife and people that we could find, in the hopes that maybe we can all begin to take the steps towards a cleaner planet. After all, it is the only one we’ve got…

Volunteers try to clear a dam which is filled with discarded plastic bottles and other garbage,


The images are fascinating yet repulsive…

Pollution Is A Real Issue

air pollution

Source: Imgur

Over the last decade humans have produced 10 times as much plastic as we have in the last century, and each year we throw away enough of the material to circle the earth 4 times. Americans alone throw away approximately 35 billion water bottles a year, all of which are still in existence in some form or another as plastic takes anywhere from 500-1000 years to disintegrate. The moral of this story? We use way too much plastic and that needs to change, or we (and the environment) could be faced with some serious consequences.

Man’s Best Friend.

A dog in an Indian coal mine

Credit: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

A poor dog stands amidst the toxic fumes being emitted from coal mines in India.