Our research showed that distant climate impacts produced flatter emotional responses. Images depicting solutions to climate change generated mostly positive emotions - for those on the political right, as well as those on the left.
WHAT IT SHOWS: US AID is supporting the electrification of rural schools in Afghanistan, through projects like the Afghanistan Clean Energy Program (ACEP). ACEP created a 2 kW solar-powered system to provide power to the Shaheed Mahmoodi High School in Band-e Amir National Park in Bamiyan Province, benefitting its 621 male and female students. Here Afghan technicians are finishing installation and testing of the solar array. USAID photo by Robert Foster, Winrock International.
This image selection was inspired by Project Drawdown®, which conducts ongoing research and analysis of climate solutions to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
Learn more at Drawdown.org.