Quantcast
Environmental News for a Healthier Planet and Life

13 Powerful Murals That Show Human's Impact on the Earth

There are many different ways to get the message out about the environmental crisis. Some people turn to making a doomsday video. Some photograph the beauty of what we are trying to save—whether they be the ocean's waves or a national park. Others use surreal images to show the toll humans have taken on the planet. A few have even created beautiful murals using public spaces to raise awareness about pressing issues such as the planet's dwindling bee population. These images of street art from around the world are a striking reminder of humanity's impact on the planet:

I Don't Believe in Global Warming.
Photo credit: Banksy

Let's Keep the Plants Alive.
Photo credit: Natalia Rak

Killing Ourselves.
Photo credit: Pejac

World Is Going Down the Drain.
Photo credit: Pejac

The Clock Is Ticking.
Photo credit: Blu

Urbanization Is Killing Us.
Photo credit: Blu

We're Eating the Earth.
Photo credit: Nemos

Park(ing).
Photo credit: Banksy

I remember when all this was trees.
Photo credit: Banksy

The Earth Is Being Killed.
Photo credit: Made In Pain

The World Is Burning.
Photo credit: Eduardo Kobra

The Earth Pie of Trash.
Photo credit: Blu

Eating the Earth.
Photo credit: Blu

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Surreal Photos Show Impact of Plastic Pollution on One of the World’s Most Beautiful Places

Breathtaking Video Gives You In-Depth Look at Iconic Yosemite National Park

Must-See: John Oliver and Martin Sheen Make Hilarious Doomsday Video

EcoWatch Daily Newsletter

In Germany's Hunsrück village of Schorbach, numerous photovoltaic systems are installed on house roofs, on Sept. 19, 2019. Thomas Frey / Picture Alliance via Getty Images

Germany's target for renewable energy sources to deliver 65% of its consumed electricity by 2030 seemed on track Wednesday, with 52% of electricity coming from renewables in 2020's first quarter. Renewable energy advocates, however, warned the trend is imperiled by slowdowns in building new wind and solar plants.

Read More Show Less

In many parts of the U.S., family farms are disappearing and being replaced by suburban sprawl.

Read More Show Less
Sponsored
General view of the empty Alma bridge, in front of the Eiffel tower, while the city imposes emergency measures to combat the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, on March 17, 2020 in Paris, France. Edward Berthelot / Getty Images

Half the world is on lockdown. So, the constant hum of cars, trucks, trains and heavy machinery has stopped, drastically reducing the intensity of the vibrations rippling through the Earth's crust. Seismologists, who use highly sensitive equipment, have noticed a difference in the hum caused by human activity, according to Fast Company.

Read More Show Less
The current rate of CO2 emissions is a major event in the recorded history of Earth. EPA

By Andrew Glikson

At several points in the history of our planet, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused extreme global warming, prompting the majority of species on Earth to die out.

Read More Show Less
The "Earthrise" photograph that inspired the first Earth Day. NASA / Bill Anders

For EcoWatchers, April usually means one thing: Earth Day. But how do you celebrate the environment while staying home to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus?

Read More Show Less