A visual story of how climate change is changing the world that we live in.

Enormous waves break on Porthcawl harbour in January, 2014. Britain’s weather service linked climate change to the spate of storms and floods that battered  the country. Photo: AP 

The Glen Canyon dam holds back the Colorado River in Arizona creatinging Lake Powell that provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years has reduced its levels to about 42 per cent of capacity. Photo: Reuters

Farm fields in Los Banos, California, in May, 2015. Global warming caused by human emissions has most likely intensified the drought in California, in its fourth year now, by 15 to 20 per cent, scientists have said according to a New York Times report. Photo: Reuters

Cultivated agricultural ground can be seen amongs drought affected farmland in south Australia. This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Nino weather pattern. Photo: Reuters

An El Nino, a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific, is already causing drought and other extreme weather, affecting millions of people across parts of the world. Here, salt pans and dams are scattered across drought effected farmland in Western Australia. Photo: Reuters 

A coffee farmer sprays plants in Kasese, on the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, in western Uganda. Here coffee is the lifeblood of many families but their success is threatened by climate change, which has warmed the region over the years, encouraging pests and diseases. Photo: AP

The Western Ghats as seen from Edathara near Palakkad, Kerala. The Kerala State Action Plan on Climate Change has identified Palakkad district as a climate change hotspot, predicting an increase in frequency and intensity of forest fires, loss of biodiversity, habitat loss, species migration and increasing man- animal conflict. Photo: K. K. Mustafah

A bleached coral in Kaneohe Bay off the east coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Abnormally warm water caused by a powerful El Nino pattern is heating up the Pacific Ocean to the point that coral reefs in the waters off Hawaii have already begun to show signs of coral bleaching. Photo: AP

Warming air temperatures are causing considerable glacier loss in Greenland near the arctic circle. Photo: AP