The Breathtaking beauty of Our Planet's Destruction
From 30,000 feet, the human stain of oil fields, coal mines, and bleached coral reefs looks almost otherworldly.
Benjamin Grant, Bernhard Edmaier, and Alex Maclean
Manifa Oil Field, Saudi Arabia
With a pumping capacity of about 900,000 barrels of crude per day, this field is the fifth-largest operating in the world. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that daily global oil consumption grew by 1.4 million barrels in 2015.
Photo by Bernhard Edmaier