Climate Visuals

Climate Visuals is a world first: an evidence-based resource for visual climate change communication, based on social research.

Welcome to climate visuals

Climate Visuals is an evidence-based resource for climate change communication.

Welcome to climate visuals

Climate Visuals is an evidence-based resource for climate change communication.

Welcome to climate visuals

Climate Visuals is an evidence-based resource for climate change communication.

Welcome to climate visuals

Climate Visuals is an evidence-based resource for climate change communication.

Climate Visuals is a world first: an evidence-based resource for visual climate change communication, based on social research with thousands of people in three countries. The website contains a growing library of photographs to provide inspiration and guidance for campaigners, picture editors and communications practitioners selecting imagery for communicating climate change.

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The research behind Climate Visuals

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Time for a new visual language for climate change?

Led by Adam Corner (Research Director, Climate Outreach), the full-day event will include perspectives and insights from leading experts in climate photography, campaigning, visual reporting and communication. This will include a session from the Thomson Reuters Foundation Climate Change Editor, Laurie Goering, who will share her extensive experience reporting on climate change around the world and how imagery has changed and developed over the past 20 years.

New Gallery: Ashley Cooper's "Images from a Warming Planet"

We’re proud to showcase the work of a range of leading photographers working towards a more diverse and compelling visual language for climate change. Here are 25 images from Cumbria’s Ashley Cooper, from his new book 'Images of a Warming Planet'. Find out more in our interview with the photographer.

Watch an introduction to the Climate Visuals project

Research director Adam Corner explains the story behind the Climate Visuals project. Why do we need a new visual language for climate change communication? And why is testing people's reaction to different kinds of images so important? Find out more in this 4 minute video. 

Catalysing a new visual language for climate change

Visual communication and the climate change negotiations

interview with photographer Ashley Cooper: Images from a Warming Planet

Explore more galleries

Climate causes

Climate impacts

Climate solutions

Visual stories at COP 22

Aurora Photos Gallery

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.