These Photos Show What Overpopulation Has Done To The Earth ... And It's Not Looking Good

Since the 1800s, the human population has grown from one billion to a whopping eight billion people. For a planet that's not designed for that many folks, this is placing an extreme burden on the environment. Just look at what Mexico City, one of the most densely-populated cities in the world, has done to the surrounding landscape.

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The tiny capital city of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, houses over four million people!

Meanwhile, the population of New Delhi in India tops 25 million.

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Just look at how much electricity Los Angeles uses at night.

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Humans require a lot of resources to stay alive. Just look at all the waste produced by a Bangladeshi incineration plant!

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Meanwhile, this massive plant in Canada serves to process oil sands.

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From high above, you can see just how much of an impact these oil sands developments have had on the surrounding ecology.

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What was once a forest in Oregon has been turned into a field of stumps so they could build a dam.

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This mountain in British Columbia used to be covered in trees.

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This massive diamond mine in Russia has forever scarred the earth.

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Pumping oil has rendered this plot of land in California completely devoid of life.

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This barren wasteland in Brazil is used exclusively for fattening up cattle.

The amount of smoke pouring out of these power plants in England is staggering.

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Just look at all the air traffic pollution over London.

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Black Friday is known to create chaos in stores nationwide.

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These tires were just dumped in the Nevada desert with no concern for what they do to the environment.

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Appliance waste like this often contains toxic chemicals so this is a HORRIBLE way to dispose of it.

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I think this picture speaks for itself.

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We throw so much stuff in the ocean that there's a whole island made out of garbage in the northern Pacific now.

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And this is what happens to animals who eat all this garbage.

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If the pollution doesn't kill them, animals still face a threat from human hunters.

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Even endangered species like the Amur tiger are being hunted still.

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As pollution causes weather patterns to change, we're seeing more and more ecological disasters.

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The Yellow River in China is so polluted that it stinks.

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As global weather patterns and change and droughts become more and more common, so do wildfires like these ones that tore through Colorado.

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These cattle are directly in the line of fire.

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Glaciers and ice caps are melting at an alarming rate.

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As the glaciers melt, entire ecosystems are ruined and animals, like this polar bear in Norway, starve to death.

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Certain island nations like the Maldives will soon be under water because of the melting of the polar ice caps.

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Greenhouses like these ones in Almeria, Spain, are helping to cool the earth and provide sustainable food, but is it enough?

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