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Over population, over consumption - in pictures

Over population, over consumption - in pictures | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it

"How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people in pictures the impact of population, pollution and consumption."


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Eden Eaves's curator insight, May 24, 2015 7:56 PM

Unit 6

These eye opening photos paint a perfect picture of what the world will be like in years to come if we keep living the way we do. There are pictures of trash waves, extreme deforestation, hill-side slums, thousands of fields of oil wells, and overwhelming crowds of people.  

Corine Ramos's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:18 PM

This gallery is filled with excellent "teaching images" on human and environmental interactions and all aspects of geography--the one picture above shows how Mexico City has enveloped even the rolling hills as a part of its urban expansion.  


Tags: environment, landscape, images, environment depend, environment adapt, environment modify, pollution, resources, sustainability.

Angela Muster's curator insight, February 21, 12:02 PM

It is important to see pictures like this one to help visualize just how much population, pollution, and consumption are effecting our world. Awareness is vital for change.

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China's disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving

China's disregard for the environment shows no sign of improving | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
The discharge of 20 tons of the carcinogenic metal cadmium into the Longjiang River in southern China's Guangxi Province is an environmental tragedy that has become depressingly familiar.

 

Are China's environmental and labor policies connected to their economic success?  Is this economic growth sustainable?  


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Tanya Townsend's curator insight, November 16, 2015 9:53 PM

China's pollution problem is astronomical. Im not sure many people really understand how bad it is. China has actually began placing billboards of murals for travelers to take pictures in front of because the smog is so bad you cant see more then 20 feet. They're water ways are also so toxic that whole ecosystems are failing. Much of this is do to China's economy  depending heavily on the massive export industry, and while many of the manufactures are violating environmental protection laws government is afraid to do anything about it because the need these manufactures to run for economic purposes