These 30+ Street Art Images Testify Uncomfortable Truths

The catharsis that comes from awakening to the world’s happenings is often eclipsed by the realization of what we – as humans – have caused destruction-wise upon the Earth.

In case you’re not aware, the global temperature has increased 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880, the global average sea level has increased 7″ over the past 100 years due to melting ice caps, and now carbon dioxide levels are at their highest they’ve ever been in over 650,000 years.

Credit: CriticalSolutions

Credit: CriticalSolutions

One way to slow bring awareness to those who may live in the shadow of delusion – ignorant of the effects their actions have and sustainable alternatives they might employ – is to creatively share messages in high-populated urban areas.

And in the dense thicket of apartment buildings, skyscrapers, and public plazas, exterior walls of concrete buildings become the perfect canvas to display such messages. As shown below, simple slogans and provocative images can do a lot to inspire people to action, or at least remind them about the important issues they might be missing.

Following are 30+ powerful street art images that express a lot with few words.

1. I Don’t Believe In Global Warming

Credit: Banksy

Credit: Banksy

Don’t Forget To Water The Plants

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Credit: Natalia Rak

Killing The Earth Is Killing Us

Credit: Pejac

Credit: Pejac

The World Is Going Down The Drain

Credit: Pejac

Credit: Pejac

If You Follow The News

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Credit: GroovyMutation

The Clock Is Ticking…

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Credit: Blu

Unsustainable Urbanization Is Killing The Planet

Credit: Blu

Credit: Blu

Animals In The Zoo

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Credit: Roa

‘Parking’

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Credit: Banksy

We’re Consuming The Earth And Her Resources

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Credit: Nemos

Remember When This Was All Trees?

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Credit: Bansky

It’s Not A Mystery.

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Locked Up Animals

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Credit: Roa

The World Is On Fire

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Credit: Eduardo Kobra

Born To Be Wild, In The Wild

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Credit: July

Eat Yourself

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Credit: Unknown

Eating The Earth

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Credit: Blu

The Earth Pie Of Trash

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Credit: Blu

Animal Cruelty Abounds

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Credit: Roa

Ice, Ice Baby

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Credit: Pobel

Remember What The Sky Looks Like? It’s Hard To See Past Concrete Buildings.

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Credit: Banksy

Nothing To Eat

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Credit: Banksy

New McDonald’s Opening

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Credit: Reddit

When Life Gives You Oil Spills…

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Credit: Unknown

The Impact Of Air Pollution

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Credit: Gnaf

Grow

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Credit: Jesse Graves

Poor Earth

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Credit: Sever

Enough.

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Credit: Crazy Tomato

A Seal Playing With Oil

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Credit: Blu

Beware, Happy Meals Kill

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Credit: Valisstellar

Misunderstood Cow

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Credit: July

Consumerism And Delivering Trash

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Credit: Ernestas Zacharevicius

Shuts Every Little Shop

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Credit: Octopus Creative

What Is Global Warming?

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Credit: Camila Echavarria

Thanks For Selling Me

Credit: Julija K

Credit: Julija K

No Future… If We Do Not Change

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Credit: Marnie Cotton

While many of the street art photos featured display a dismal message, there is reason to be optimistic. The world is undergoing exponential change thanks to increased connectivity and awareness made possible by the internet. At exciting rates, cities are committing to sustainable alternatives, and social businesses and entrepreneurial pursuits invested in the Earth’s bright future are popping up at increasing rate.

Being aware of what is going on is step one, employing sustainable alternatives is step two, and sharing this article is step three. Together, the world can co-create change before it is too late.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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