Environment illustration – the Earth slipping through an hourglass

Environment cartoon - Hourglass Earth

An environmental cartoon showing the Earth slipping through an hourglass like grains of sand

The earth is pouring through the hourglass like sand, showing that time is running out for the world as we know it, as a result of anthropogenic environmental degradation.
The metaphor of the hourglass is especially relevant to the over use of the earth’s natural resources such as minerals and fossil fuels that are obtained by mining, as it is these minerals that are slipping through the hourglass

An illustration about climate change, global warming, resource depletion and mineral use.
The image was first drawn in 1991

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