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Climate Visuals


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Science, Visual and Performing Arts

Resource Types

  • Artwork
  • Article

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Visualizing Climate Change

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  • This website and image library contains more than 1,000 climate change images, as well as links to videos, news articles, and background information on the Climate Visuals evidence base.
  • Students learn how Climate Outreach uses outdoor photography to promote diversity, represent Indigenous people, and promote positivity and action against climate change.
Teaching Tips


  • The images within this resource are emotionally impactful and are centered around people who are affected by climate change.
  • The image library contains a search feature under the home tab to quickly find images within a certain topic.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Downloading or obtaining images entails a brief registration process requiring email address, name, and country, and creating a password.
  • It may be helpful to read "About Climate Visuals" before using the images to learn more about Climate Outreach and the climate visuals project.


  • Provide students with the opportunity to investigate the seven core principles for climate change communication.
  • Pair students up and have them choose an article in the "News" tab to read, then discuss new learning and write a brief summary.
  • Under the "Climate Outreach" tab, have students watch the animated videos and then discuss new learning in groups.
  • Since this resource aims to capture authentic images, as well as to represent Indigenous people, consider using these images to support another resource, such as Introduction to Indigenous Climate Solutions.
  • Have students use the "Collections" tab to do a deeper dive into a specific theme, writing about observations and emotions experienced while viewing the images.
  • This image library could be used to supplement a language arts research project on climate change or to provide people-centered visuals to bring other climate topics to life for students.
Scientist Notes
This resource is a website that provides students with over 1,000 images that capture what climate change looks like. This resource would be a great addition to a classroom discussion on climate change. The photos help to provide visual cues and details that help students comprehend the effects of climate change and develop their own interpretations. The use of photos in explaining climate change effects can help students develop critical thinking skills by encouraging them to analyze and interpret visual information.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • Visual & Performing Arts
    • Visual Arts: Standard 6 - Conveying meaning through art.
      • 1.5.8.Pr6a: Analyze how exhibitions in different venues communicate meaning and influence ideas, beliefs and experiences.
    • Visual Arts: Standard 11 - Relating artistic ideas and works within societal, cultural, and historical contexts to deepen understanding.
      • 1.5.5.Cn11a: Communicate how art is used to inform the values, beliefs and culture of an individual or society.
      • 1.5.8.Cn11a: Analyze and contrast how art forms are used to represent, establish, reinforce and reflect group identity and culture.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.
      • MS-ESS3-4. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
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