Human Impact on Earth.

A facebook friend shared this link, which presented photos of human impact on specific and diverse areas of earth, earlier today. I fell in love… in a twisted, cynical way.

Here are some of those photographs, for your pleasure. Enjoy… our haunting footprint.

1. A surfer riding a wave of trash.


2. Industrial Beef Farm


3. Plastic moving up the life cycle.


4. Deepwater Horizon Crisis… A well deserved “slap on the wrist” for BP.


5. Alberta Tar Sands, where there was once a boreal forest


6. Deforestation in Brazil.


7. Crop desert in China. No room for nature, here.


8. Kern River Oil Field, California. Cheap oil has paid its price…. somewhere.


9. Mexico City, “Urban Sprawl”


10. Kowloon City in Hong Kong


11. Deforestation in British Columbia, Canada.


I just don’t understand those who claim humans are too insignificant to create global changes on earth… Travel, perhaps?


About tkvogelsang

I'm a people person. I enjoy pointed conversation and mature debate. I admire the great thinkers: those who uplifted reason, scholar, and secondary opinion. I was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, but find i'm nothing like the people there. I'm liberal, but no Democrat; peaceful, but no pacifist; competitive, but no capitalist; ambitious, but no elitist; a "Buddhist Athiest" (someone who reads and strives to follow the Buddha's teachings, but avid skeptic) raised Christian; and many other dichotomies. In many ways, I'm surprised to be the product I am. I love the outdoors. I love gardening, admire sustainable creation and design, endorse creative thinking and problem solving, and strive to learn as much as I possibly can. I am in a constant search for more travel. Travel, to me, is of utmost importance. It opens the mind and heart. I have many mothers because of it. I have many families that have taken me in and treated me as their own child. It's experiences like these that are not discovered at home, and worth experiencing. Just do. Go. You'll like it.
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