Images of individuals affected by climate impacts are likely to be emotionally powerful, such as these women collecting water in arid conditions. To avoid generating a sense of helplessness (because of the emotional reaction they produce), they are best coupled or combined with a constructive 'action' that the viewer can take in response to the threat being conveyed.
WHAT IT SHOWS: Bhil women often walk long distances through the desert to bring back jugs of water that they carry on their heads. Above and beyond anything else, water dominates the lives of all who dwell in Rajasthan. In most of the desert, there has been no rain since the monsoon of 1999 (photo taken in 2002). In some areas, the ground is so salty that wells dug in those areas yield no potable water.