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.
Philip Blenkinsop/Consequences by NOOR
Sulphurous smoke rises from fissures in the earth around the edge of a vast open-cut mine in Gholagudi village, Jharia, Dhanbad disctrict, Jharkhand State, India. Jharia township is facing an ecological disaster as a result of coal deposits which have been burning uncontrolled for almost a century.