People can fall into the trap of blaming the poor of developing countries for the problems of the world since it is poor countries that have these massive, ballooning populations. Is is true that overpopulation in poor countries exacerbates the living conditions in those countries, but bear in mind that the average middle-class citizen of a Western nation consumes more than a hundred times the volume of resources of the average poor citizen of a developing nation. Armory Lovins calculated that the average American consumes 250 times the resources of the average Nigerian. This means that the United States has the global impact of seventy-five trillion Nigerians. I’ll go one step further: I’ll bet American citizens consume more Nigerian resources than Nigerians themselves.
Steve Hallett and John Wright, Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future (via therecipe)
aka why most cries of overpopulation are just racist as fuck.
!!! I’ll bet American citizens consume more Nigerian resources than Nigerians themselves.
“Floral Dreams” photographed by Bobby Nguyen for Elle Vietnam (January 2012)
We will be making this gif here…
This tutorial is going to be very short and very simple if you’re already familiar with making a gif
Layering gifs basics
Changing blending options all at once
Sharpening your gif all at one time
Using tween layers