20 Images That Show Just How Much Danger The World Is In

Danger is an understatement here. While we debate whether global warming is a sham or a real thing, somewhere on the planet, a tree is cut, a river turns dry, and a farmer dies. Here’s a collection of riveting pictures that prove why we need to race against time to save the planet from these calamities.

1. A man cools off under a public tap after filling bottles during intense hot weather in Karachi, Pakistan. A devastating heat wave killed more than 400 people in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in 2015

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Image Credit: Reuters

2. Migrants, who were found at sea on a boat, collect rainwater during a heavy rainfall at a temporary refugee camp near Kanyin Chaung jetty, outside Maungdaw township, northern Rakhine state, Myanmar

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3. A field of dead almond trees seen in Coalinga in the Central Valley, California, United States 

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4. Poachers kill a rhinoceros in Kaziranga sanctuary for ivory

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Image Credit: Reuters

5. A dead whale found at Juhu beach

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Image Credit: Reuters

6. A boat is seen in a house backyard at Ensenada town which is covered with ash from Calbuco volcano near Puerto Varas city, Chile

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7. Officials in protective gear check for signs of radiation on children who are from the evacuation area near the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant in Koriyama in this March 13, 2011 file photo

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8. Visitors run away as waves caused by a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang 

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9. A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 

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10. People gather to get water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in the western Indian state of Gujarat

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11. A polar bear starved to death in Svalvard Norway. It is due to melting ice caps that they are deprived of space and food

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Image Credit: Ashley Cooper

12. Dead seabirds are seen on the shore as thick fuel-oil from the stricken container ship Rena fouls beaches at Papamoa, near Tauranga, New Zealand

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Image Credit: Reuters

13. A fisherman walks on the dry bed of the dry Usmansagar lake, on the outskirts of Hyderabad

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14. A massive waterfall from melting pack ice

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Image Credit: Cotton Koulson

15. The Maldives, a popular vacation spot, is threatened by rising sea levels

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Image Credit: Peter Essick

16. In Oregon, this thousand-year-old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam

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Image Credit: Daniel Dancer

17. A simple herd farmer cannot withstand the stink of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia

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Image Credit: Lu Guang

18. Tourists watch high waves of the Pacific Ocean pounding the coast in Vina del Mar city, Chile 

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Image Credit: Reuters

19. A woman wearing a mask protecting herself from extreme smog takes pictures in front of the National Stadium, or the Bird’s Nest in Beijing, China

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20. A toxic, snowy froth loomed over Bangalore’s Varthur lake. It was observed that it occurred due to industrial sewage runoff

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