Connecting the life and perspective of an identifiable individual with large-scale industrial pollution was identified as an effective way of communicating climate causes in our research.
WHAT IT SHOWS:A Greenpeace activist takes a sample at the coal ash disposal site owned by the Shentou Number 2 Power Plant. With even the lightest wind, the tiny particles take flight, blotting out the sky like a thick sandstorm of ash. This is highly hazardous to people, as the fine particles are easily inhaled. Lu Youlong, who works nearby, told Greenpeace that contaminated water has seeped from the ash dam into village fish ponds, killing all the fish. Many fields have also developed puddles of alkaline water, making it impossible to grow crops.