This image of an area threatened by the building of a coal power plant has a serious but other-worldly feel to it. It combines identifiable people with the threat of industrial-scale pollution, which our research found was an important factor in determining people's sense of the seriousness of the problem.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Beach and shore front at the Kipungani Explorer beach resort, Lamu Island, Kenya, East Africa.
“I was deeply disturbed,” says the chairman of the Lamu County Beach Management Unit Network. “They were investigating the wind direction, the Indian Ocean water temperatures, the sand, the mangrove and coral species, to have a record of how they would be affected by pollution once the coal plant was in operation