Greta Rybus, Shortlisted Photographer for the Climate Visuals Photography Award
WHAT IT SHOWS: “Our religion is based around the salmon. The salmon is the first food. It is also the most important food to give to the land. They come here, they spawn, and they die. They bring all the goodness from the ocean here to our mountains. They lay their babies in our waters. We have the clearest water of all the land. It’s an indicator of water quality. Cold water sustains good salmon. Warm water kills the fish. The climate change is warming up the water, the dams are slowing down the water. The water's heating up and killing the fish. It's not only the fish, it's everything. There are more fires, there's less food. We go digging for roots and there's less to dig. Our medicine and our food: a lot of it's not there no more.” -- Jeff Scott, Nez Perce fisherman.