Telling ‘new stories’, in this case fishermen that have become farmers, helps remake the visual representation of climate change in the public mind.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Famers around Lake Chad. Many farmers in the area used to earn a living as fishermen, but as the waters of the lake have receded, and fish stocks dwindled, people have had to earn a living from the land rather than the water. Lake Chad is drying up, due largely to desertification as the Sahara advances southward. This advance is caused in part by global warming which has reduced rainfall in the region, weakening plants whose roots once held topsoil in place. The lake is also drying up because water is pumped out from the lake by government sponsored irrigation schemes.