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Truly Shocking Images of Pollution

It’s an environmental horror story!

We really do live in a beautiful world. You only have to open a copy of National Geographic magazine or turn on the Discovery Channel to see some of the most gorgeous and scenic places on Earth. What we don’t see is the effect we as Humans are having on the planet.

We humans consume a lot, but we waste a hell of a lot too. What people don’t realise is the impact our wastefulness has on the environment. To some people they don’t know, but to some it’s a case of, if they can’t see it where they live, then they try to forget about it!

The biggest culprits for waste and pollution are plastics and oil. The two go hand in hand. The more demand for plastic the more oil we need to help create it. The production of plastic has increased dramatically over the decades with us producing more plastic based products in the last decade than we did for the whole of the 20th century! Over a year we use 500 billion plastic bags across the globe and 90% of the waste in our oceans made up of plastic waste. This man-made substance can take hundreds of years to dissolve.

It’s an environmental horror story!

I’m not some crazy activist who is trying to brainwash you. Just take a look at these truly shocking images that will stay with you forever. Maybe you will think twice before grabbing those extra plastic bags and not recycling those bottles!

This poor albatross’ stomach was so full of plastic from all the contaminated fish which are swimming in waste plastic filled waters.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Like a ‘river of blood’ – Contaminated river in Wenzhou, Zhejiaing Province.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

I don’t know how this poor turtle survived with this external gastric band.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

That fish supper doesn’t quite look so appealing now

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

The effects of smog – Harbin, China

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Seal caught in fishing line

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

This Poor Koala left homeless after massive deforestation in Australia

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

A young boy looks out onto a river of garbage and waste in the Philippines

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

How messed up is this? In Hong Kong you can ‘fake’ the background of photos to cover up the smog filled skies!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

No, this isn’t blood, but it does look like a scene from a horror film…

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

…this is in actual fact a chemical spill in Jianhe River from a dye factory in China.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

This bird is not trying to keep warm or make a fashion statement!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Totally horrifying. A young boy drinks contaminated water. Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Literally – Garbage Island!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Water as black as an espresso coffee.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Surfer fighting off the waste

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Woman collecting plastic bottles near a river polluted with dye in Dongxiang, Jiangxi Province.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Workers cleaning up oil spill after Pipe explosion

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Millions of dead fish.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

That’s dead fish right there!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Waste pipe into Yangtze River

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

The Plastic Sea

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Chaohu Lake covered in Green Algae

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Yamuna River, New Delhi

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Great ‘Polluted’ Wall of China!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Young boy swimming in ‘sea lettuce’ green algae – Qingdao, Shandong Province.

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

A boy wading through a contaminated and polluted sea of garbage!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

It’s up on the mountains too! The climbers of Everest use it as a dumping ground for their waste. Who the hell is gonna clean that up?

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Heartbreaking!

Truly Shocking Images of Pollution - Joyenergizer

Let’s look after the planet!

Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief here at Joyenergizer.

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