Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Eye-Opening Photos That Show The Real Impact Of Humans On Earth.

Center for Deep Ecology

Canada is known for its natural, pristine beauty, but this photo is the exception. As you can see, this Canadian plant processes oil sands, and something way more sinister. The heavy machinery produces its own pollution. But so does the oil when it’s used as fuel in Canada and other countries. So clearly, everything you see here makes a significant environmental impact.

Center for Deep Ecology

You don’t see a lot of machinery in this Canadian oil sands development plant. But you can see the massive side-effect that man-made development has had in the environment surrounding the plant. This dumping ground was once beautiful and green. Now it’s been reduced to nothing more than a horrible wasteland.

Center for Deep Ecology

You don’t see machines in this photo. But you don’t need glasses to see the major impact humanity has had on this forest in Oregon. This level of deforestation was made so a dam could be built in its place. While we’re not denying that a dam has its own value, the cost to the environment isn’t worth it.

Center for Deep Ecology

Private companies have made profit from logging and deforestation. But in the process, it has made the mountains in British Columbia barren. People often assume that trees are a renewable resource, but for that to happen, they must be allowed to grow. At this rate, there might not be any trees left.

Center for Deep Ecology

This hole in the ground isn’t a Hollywood special-effect. It’s one of the world’s largest diamond mines, and it’s located in Russia. Clearly, humanity isn’t satisfied with exploiting the planet’s resource above. So, they’ve gone underground too. The level of waste and commercial machinery has undoubtedly created enough waste to destabilize the eco-system in the surrounding region.

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