Environmental Activists Speak Out Globally in New Awareness Campaign

Polar Bear - It's no secret that we are exploiting our planet and running out of resources at the speed of light, but many people refuse to take notice. These unbelievable photos of environmental damage, collected into a book by environmental awareness platform Global Population Speak Out, show the harsh realities of the ecological and social tragedies that Earth is suffering. Its title: "Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot." PRESS RELEASE: SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT - Population Media Center is giving away more than four thousand copies of a dramatic new coffee table book beginning February 16th, 2015. Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) features more than 300 pages of stunning, full-spread photography and is the centerpiece of the 2015 Global Population Speak Out ("Speak Out") created in partnership with Population Institute. Speak Out uses social media, word-of-mouth and direct action to engage opinion-leaders, scientists and citizens of the world to respond creatively to environmental degradation. Speak Out emphasizes elements of environmental protection that are rarely discussed: promoting human rights and human health as strong, indispensable solutions to preserving the rights of other species to exist and the health of the planet. "Speak Out works to equip those already engaged in addressing environmental concerns with strong materials and messages to help them raise awareness and catalyze change," says Joe Bish, Director of Issues Advocacy at Population Media Center, one of the organizations working on Speak Out. "We are really looking forward to crowd-sourced, creative ideas for how to put this amazing book to work as an agent of positive change." Speak Out organizers are granting the free copies of OVER to people and organizations around the world who can be ambassadors of information and inspiration, and promise personalized delivery to policymakers, opinion leaders, activists, allied organizations, and other audiences. OVER is - South Burlington, Vermont, United States - Thursday 16th April 2015 (27 Pictures)


Polar Bear 1

Polar Bear
Photo credit: Ashley Cooper


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Fire 2

Fire
Photo credit: R.J. Sangosti/Denver Post


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Ice Waterfall 3

Ice Waterfall
Photo credit: Cotton Coulson/Keenpress


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Airplane Contrails 4

Airplane Contrails
Photo credit: Ian Wylie


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Toxic Landscape 5

Toxic Landscape
Photo credit: Garth Lentz


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Rectangular Fields 6

Rectangular Fields
Photo credit: Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe


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Nuclear Meltdown 7

Nuclear Meltdown
Photo credit: Mainichi Newspapers/AFLO


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Drain Pipe 8

Drain Pipe
Photo credit: Garth Lentz


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Man Covering His Mouth 9

Man Covering His Mouth
Photo credit: Lu Guang


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Oil Spill Fire 10

Oil Spill Fire
Photo credit: Daniel Beltra


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People and Trees 11

People and Trees
Photo credit: Yann Arthus-Bertrand


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Container City 12

Container City
Photo credit: John Stanmeyer


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Big Hole 13

Big Hole
Photo credit: Google Earth/ 2014 Digital Globe


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British Columbia Clear-cut 14

British Columbia Clear-cut
Photo credit: Garth Lentz


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Oil Wells 15

Oil Wells
Photo credit: Mark Gamba/Corbis


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Ship Dragging Net 16

Ship Dragging Net
Photo credit: Christian Asulnd/Greenpeace


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Cows and Smoke 17

Cows and Smoke
Photo credit: Daniel Beltra


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Clear-cut 18

Clear-cut
Photo credit: Daniel Dancer


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Earth 19

Earth
Photo credit: NASA


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Giant Machine 20

Giant Machine
Photo credit: Achim Blum


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Computer Dump 21

Computer Dump
Photo credit: Peter Essick


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Smokestacks and Garbage 22

Smokestacks and Garbage
Photo credit: M.R. Hasasn


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Tire Dump 23

Tire Dump
Photo credit: Daniel Dancer


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City Night 24

City Night
Photo credit: Jason Hawkes


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Satellite Dishes 25

Satellite Dishes
Photo credit: Yann Arthus-Bertrand


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Suburban Sprawl 26

Suburban Sprawl
Photo credit: Google Earth/NOAA,U.S. Navy,NGA,GEBCO


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Tiger Skin 27

Tiger Skin
Photo credit: Steve Morgan/Photofusion


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