Another installment in a series of nine slideshows were publishing called Picturing climate change. The stories were photographed by the NOOR picture agency in anticipation of the Copenhagen global climate summit occurring this week. We'll post more pictures from other slideshows in coming days.
Francesco Zizola/Consequences by NOOR
While the sources of greenhouse gases are often in the industrial world, consequences often are visible in non-industrial areas. The Indian Ocean nation of Maldives, which is struggling to hold back rising seas, is one such example. The capital Mal, seen here, is one of the world's most densely populated cities. Nearly 104,000 people are crammed onto an island about a square mile in size.