We are responsible for our actions, and this river exemplifies what is the result of our actions. This is one of the reality which is hidden in the cost of business and which shouldn't be hidden but be recognized.
Increasing human population has led to an increase in POLLUTION. Some of this is due to: more fossil fuels being burned for heat and power, more food being grown, land taken over for industry and housing.
Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her. Such a sad picture. I can only imagine the heartbreak children like this feel.