Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
Container City: Shipping containers, indispensable tool of the globalized consumer economy, reflect the skyline in Singapore, one of the world’s busiest ports.
PARIS (AP) — Midfielders Samir Nasri and Yoann Gourcuff were left off France’s provisional 23-man World Cup roster on Tuesday along with defenders Eric Abidal and Gael Clichy.
Nasri, who scored the first goal in Manchester City’s Premier League-clinching win over West Ham on Sunday, was suspended for three games by the French Football Federation following a profanity-filled rant at a reporter following France’s loss to Spain in the quarterfinals of the 2012 European Championship. He returned to play in World Cup qualifiers.
Les Bleus, coached by World Cup winner Didier Deschamps, have exhibitions against Norway, Paraguay and Jamaica, then are grouped with Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador at the World Cup.
Goalkeepers: Mickael Landreau (Bastia), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, England), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
Defenders: Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, England), Lucas Digne (Paris Saint-Germain), Patrice Evra (Manchester United, England), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal, England), Eliaquim Mangala (Porto, Portugal), Bacary Sagna (Arsenal, England), Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool, England), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, Spain)
Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Paris Saint-Germain), Clement Grenier (Lyon), Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain), Rio Mavuba (Lille), Paul Pogba (Juventus, Italy), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle, England), Mathieu Valbuena (Marseille).
Forwards: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, Spain), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal, England), Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad, Spain), Loic Remy (Newcastle, England), Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Backup players: Remy Cabella (Montpellier), Maxime Gonalons (Lyon), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon), Loic Perrin (Saint-Etienne), Stephane Ruffier (Saint-Etienne), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton, England), Benoit Tremoulinas (Saint-Etienne)
Man Covering His Mouth: A shepherd by the Yellow River cannot stand the smell, Inner Mongolia, China
Angry Crowd: People jostle for food relief distribution following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
“Black Friday” Shoppers: Aggressive bargain hunters push through the front doors of the Boise Towne Square mall as they are opened at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2007, Boise, Idaho, USA
Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.