20 Shocking Photos Of Humans Slowly Destroying Planet Earth
Although the melting isn’t strong enough to affect the oceans currents, it is still scary to know that massive ice bergs are melting and getting a lot smaller due to climate change.
Current estimates are that over 1.5 million Titanic-sized ice bergs are melting each year. While water level rises are currently insignificant, approximately 50 micrometers per year, over a long enough period of time it becomes significant.
The Athabasca oil-sands are the worlds most largest instalment of bitumen, they consist of a mixture of crude bitumen, silica sand, clay minerals and water.
These oil-sands lie under 141,000 square kilometers of boreal forest and muskeg, containing around 1.7 trillion barrels of bitumen in-place.
A Hole In The Earth
This may just look like a hole in the ground, however it is actually the world’s largest diamond mine, known as Mir Mine, located in Russia.
The Mir Mine is 525m deep and 1,200m in diameter, in the 1960’s the mine was producing up to 2,000kg of diamonds per year, this has now decreased to less than 400kg per year.
Mexico city is one of the world’s most heavily populated city, this image proves just how over-populated the city is due to the fact that you can barely see any vegetation; this may also be why the air pollution in the city is so out of control.