Incredible photos (below) reveal the rapid destruction humanity itself is inflicting on our very limited planet. Is over development and over population about to reach the point of no return?
It’s the stuff of science fiction films and horrifying nightmares, however a dystopian future of toxicicity and the end of life as we know it could be knocking our doors as we speak. A new book detailing images and photographs from around our planet paints a bleak picture indeed, and poses the big question – when do we stop?
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) is an impressive piece of photobook art crystallizing the ecological and social tragedies of humanity’s ballooning numbers and consumption. Filled with powerful and evocative images, OVER addresses the many challenges caused by human population size (7.3 billion) and growth (1.5 million people every week).
Below are just a few of the startling images from within the book including the infamous picture above by Zak Noyle of Dede Surinaya surfing – getting barreled in a garbage-filled bay on Java, Indonesia – the book is available to read online for free (we’ve embedded it at the bottom of the page here for you).
We know for sure though, this makes you think about everything you do as a consumer and citizen of planet earth – and the next time you get to the checkout at the local servo, supermarket or department store, have a bloody good think about where your dollar goes and how far it will travel.
Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot