Thanks to the thousands of people who participated in this assignment! What better way to understand the real impact of climate change than to ask a global community of photographers to share their stories about it. Our hope was to harness the power of collaborative storytelling and have a real impact on both policy and public perception.
The images published in this story were exhibited at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 22 Climate Summit in Marrakech, Morocco in November 2016. The exhibit was seen by some of the world’s top thought-leaders and policy-makers on the subject of climate change. Here at National Geographic, we believe that together we can inspire people to care about the planet.
Special Exhibit: Congratulations! Every photographer selected for the final story was included in the exhibit. A big thank you to our partners at the Lucie Foundation!