Images that people easily understand

In an online survey of 3000 people that formed part of the Climate Visuals research, people were asked to rate images according to how well they understood them. The images in this gallery were either tested in our research, and were easily understood, or are similar to the tested images, are are therefore likely to be received in a similar way.

Read the Climate Visuals research report

Image usage

The images on this site fall into two categories: Creative Commons (CC) images and copyrighted (©) images.

Creative Commons images are free to use and share under the specific terms of each image, which can be found by the original image on the respective site we link to.

Copyrighted images are there to help inform you in making the best decision when using climate change images. Please contact the photographer or copyright holder to license these images.