The direct eye-contact, and diminished environment in which this fisherwoman is working create a powerful visualisation of drought and its impacts on people's lives. Our research found that it is important to create a personal connection like this in images depicting climate impacts.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Amidst scorching heat, an elderly fisherwoman gathers a few remaining shell catch in Lam Takong Dam, where waters have dried up due to prolonged drought. Greenpeace links rising global temperatures and climate change to the onset of one of the worst droughts to have struck Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia in recent memory. Severe water shortage and damage to agriculture has affected millions.