Posted by: Jo Briton
Tue, 26 May 2015
An environmental NGO, Global Population Speak Out, has produced a photo book documenting the problems the population boom is causing Earth.
More people mean more consumption, more trash and more pollution. and has to be prepared for farming and resource extraction, clearing away forests and nature. Trash famously finds its way out of the overflowing garbage collection dumps and into nature. And, of course, the infrastructure supporting our lives can have it‘s own accidents, like oilrig fires and oil spills, and rivers polluted with factory run-off.
Global Population Speak Out strives to spread awareness about the issues arising from overpopulation and consumerism. Their leading suggestions include emancipation of women, as well as wider access to education – both measures that would lead to falling birthrates. General activism and awareness rising is important, too, to bring the message to those who do not know about the world‘s problems.