But how best to illustrate a scary story about human population growth? For some time now I have noticed that those stories are never illustrated with pictures of white people, the convention seems to be that brown people or non-white people in general are more photogenic to illustrate the threat of overpopulation.
Let's take a look at how this particular story was illustrated:
The Independent went for 'brown people boarding a train': (From Bangalore).
Not to be outdone, The Guardian also went for 'brown people on a train', from Sri Lanka this time.
Canada Journal used the same picture as The Independent, for some reason this genre of brown people and trains appears to be particularly apt.
Newsweek reinforced this theme with yet another image of brown people and trains, from Bangladesh this time:
And the BBC opted for a picture of a single Indian baby, (Nargis, the 7 billionth baby):
And here are a few more examples from the recent past:
The Guardian again, from Nigeria:
More brown people:
Or like this: (white people are New Age/corporate ethos development retreat)