11/01/2013 - 09:44

Climate change: Is seeing believing?

Gary Braasch

Braasch is an environmental photojournalist based in Portland, Oregon. His central project since 2000 has been “World View of Global...

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Images of climate change and global warming—including tens of thousands of photographs, charts, graphs, cartoons, illustrations, and moving images—have been spread across magazines, television, and films, and are scrolling down the growing array of websites devoted to some aspect of environmental news and climate change. The content of climate imagery falls into several broad categories, and not all of them have been effective in educating people about the dangers and causes of climate change or encouraging civic action and involvement. A new framing of local climate impacts and positive actions may encourage more people to take action.