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26 Shocking Photos That Show How Far We Reached The Planet Pollution

Earth is an amazing place with numerous attractive locations. It is filled with stunning natural phenomena and millions of life forms. We, humans, are using the Earth to improve our lives, but still, we are polluting it. Humans have destroyed a tenth of Earth’s remaining wilderness in the last 25 years and there may be none left within a century if trends continue, according to Guardian.

As an obvious example, if we take “ghost” fishing nets, people are whopping 640,000 tonnes (700,000 tons) added to the seas each year. Therefore, it kills millions of animals a year. This causes great misery to many more. Unbearably, many whales, turtles, and dolphins are among their number.

We have found out some images which will prove that earth is in danger.

1. Ecological situation in China

From the Pollution in China series
© Lu Guang

Posted by Prince Claus Fund on Friday, 6 December 2013

2. Algae disaster in Qingdao, China

3. A Plastic Glove has trapped a fish

4. Oil Spill is very dangerous for marine life

5. A pelican covered in oil

6. See! How this poor thing was trapped in a fishing net?

7. River Yamuna which is located in New Delhi

8. Plastic waste has destroyed the whole river

9. The deadly trap

 

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Photo by @shanegrossphoto – @craigwelch with @natgeo is reporting disturbing news about green sea turtles and how their population is turning almost entirely female due to rising global temperatures – climate change. “The sex of a sea turtle is determined by the heat of sand incubating their eggs, scientists suspected they might see slightly more females. Climate change, after all, has driven air and sea temperatures higher, which, in these creatures, favors female offspring. But instead, they found female sea turtles from the Pacific Ocean’s largest and most important green sea turtle rookery now outnumber males by at least 116 to 1.” This image shows a green sea turtle that drowned after getting entangled in fishing gear. We sure are making it difficult for wildlife to survive. Change needs to be now. #turtle #greenturtle #underwater #endangered #biodiversity #conservation #climatechane #globalwarming #gottolooovetheocean

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10. seahorse clinging to a cotton bud

 

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What a beautiful picture…. and what a sad reminder that even in such modern times we are still so far behind on how we treat our Mother Nature. How do you do your part? What would you like to improve? Yes, we can make a difference.. we just need to start. 💙 . . . . …………………………………….. Que bela foto … e que triste lembrança de que, mesmo em tempos tão modernos, ainda estamos tão atrasados ​​em como tratamos nossa Mãe Natureza. Como você faz a sua parte? O que você gostaria de melhorar? Nós podemos sim fazer a diferença.. temos que apenas começar!!💙 . . . . #intothewellness #superholisticorganicallywholesome . . . . . #mothernature #plasticintheocean #cleanouroceans #ocean #weneedtoreduceplasticwaste #blue #chakra #chakras #naturalvibe #pazeequilibrio #gratitude #gratidao #inspiration #inspiracao #goodvibes #positivevibes #positivevibes #limpeosoceanos #oceano #mar #reduzaoplastico

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11. This is the Gulf of Mexico, with the crude oil spill

12. This is how people are taking care of these animals

13. Plastic waves have mixed with water

14. enormous ashtrays have found after cleaning the beach

 

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‼️🌊One single cigarette butt contaminates 200 liters of water. If you want to smoke, that’s your decision. But please don’t harm the oceans, lakes and seas the fish and sea life with the toxins in your cigarette butts. 🚬 these are two 1.5 liter bottles stuffed to the top with cigarettes we collected at the beach in only 2 hours. 🙌🏻‼️#keeptheoceanclean #take3forthesea #vegan #govegan #bevegan #veganism #veganlifestyle #veganlife #veganlove #vegancommunity #vegangermany #vegangirl #veganfitness #veganwerdenwaslosdiggah #f4f #l4l #like4like #whatveganseat #veganisedlife #veganfood #veganfoodporn #foodporn #veganquote #veganrecipe #rawvegan #rawtill4 #raw #rawfood #rawdiet

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15. Entanglement takes thousands of innocent lives

16. This is Confuso river in Paraguay, this was filled with dead fish

17. He will think that the plastic bag is a jelly

 

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#stoplittering

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18. plastic ring could be the cause of starvation and death.

 

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Plastic is killing our environment and animals!! More needs to be done to stop this ! We can’t just bury our heads in the sand !

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19. These Tiny shells dwelling on a plastic bottle

20. Sometimes we think microscopic waste is harmless. But it’s a lie

21. Are we really this cruel?

22. Close to Taj Mahal

23. This is not even a minute’s share of plastic waste for the planet

24. Western lake in Vietnam which has covered with dead fish

25. This is Ganga river in India, man is brushing his teeth

26. This cow has to find grass amidst all of the plastic

When was the last time you carry your garbage to the bin?

Do you think that you have reduced using plastic materials?

But we are pretty sure that you have already decided to reduce the plastic usage after seeing these images.

Of all the waste we generate, plastic bags are perhaps the greatest symbol of our throwaway society. They are used, then forgotten, and they leave a terrible legacy.
-Zac Goldsmith

Source: Auxx