A new Instagram account called Everyday Climate Change collects photos of the effects of climate change from professional photographers as well as regular folks around the world. Could seeing the impact of climate change on the lives of real humans make the vaunted leaders of this particular nation start to believe that this thing that science tells us is real is, y’know, real? Maybe, but they aren’t on Instagram.

Here are some of the most arresting images from Everyday Climate Change, and a few bonus instas from our favorite ‘grammers. Hat tip to Climate Central for turning us on to this. (Oh, and, hey — we’re on Instagram too! Follow Grist for stunning beauty and life-altering captions.)

Photo by Rodrigo Baleia (@rodrigobaleia ) – The water level of the river Negro beat the record of highest ebb since it has being measured in 1902. Today the level reached 13.63 meters, surpassing by one centimeter the lowest level in history, which was 13.64 meters in 1963. The Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM) predicts that the river will continue going down, In Manaus, Brazil, Oct 2010. Several tributaries of the Amazon have almost completely dried up, paralysing river transport and the fishing industry.The rainy season in the region usually begins in November. Environmental groups say severe droughts are likely to become more frequent in the Amazon as a result of global warming, putting further strain on the rainforest. #ClimateChange #EverydayClimateChange #GlobalWarmingIsReal #GlobalWarming #photojournalism #rainforest #amazon #climatechange #climate #environment #severedrought #drought #everydayclimatechange

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Photograph by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert @JshPhotog #EverydayClimateChange A local land owners holds a home-made placard depicting his feelings on the logging of lands, as locals try to halt the loading of illegally logged trees onto a ship, in Paia inlet, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea. Up to twenty percent of global greenhouse emissions annually are caused by the deforestation of natural forests worldwide. @Greenpeace report that "Indonesia has lost 72% of its ancient forest, Papua New Guinea 60%…", and "as much as 80% of the world's forests have been destroyed or irreparably degraded." It isn't only the forest which suffers when degraded and logged, the biodiversity of the area is irreparably harmed, as are the subsistence lifestyles of those who live within or from the forests. —– Hashtag your photos with #everydayclimatechange and we'll repost the best ones on this feed from time to time. Follow EverydayClimateChange on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EvClimateChange #globalwarming #climatechange #ClimateChangeIsReal #globalwarming #forest #forestry #deforestation #PNG #Papua #PapuaNewGuinea #Nature #JeremySuttonHibbert

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Photograph by Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert @JshPhotog #EverydayClimateChange Natural rain forest, and the destruction of it, to make way for plantations to produce pulp paper, in Rimba Hutan Mas logging concession, in southern Sumatra province, Indonesia. This land was clear-cut by Asia Pulp & Paper in 2010 to aid in their production of pulp paper. But in 2013 at a press conference in Jakarta, and after years of campaigning by environmental groups such as @Greenpeace and many local NGOs, APP announced an immediate moratorium on further forest clearance and a range of measures to stop its role in deforestation. Whilst much natural rainforest has already fallen to the chainsaw the move by APP was welcomed cautiously by environmental groups who believe it is the first step in the right direction, but proof of change by large companies is in the action, not just in the press releases… —– Let us see your photos hashtagged #everydayclimatechange and we'll re-post the best ones on this feed from time to time. Thanks! #globalwarming #climatechange #ClimateChangeIsReal #globalwarming #forest #forestry #deforestation #Sumatra #Indonesia #Nature #JeremySuttonHibbert

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10th Anniversary of Indian Ocean Tsunami — Salvaging the few possessions from her destroyed home after massive wave hit the city of Batticaloa located in eastern Sri Lanka. Thousands where killed on December 26, 2004, by the Indian Ocean tsunami that hit this second largest city along Sri Lanka's east coast. Ten years ago today I came upon this event. Walking some 1/2 mile (.8 kilometers) inland from the sea, a home literally snapped in half by a wave that took the lives of more than 230,000 across six countries. The women was stoic, resolute in the task of collecting the few items that remained, her only possessions amidst a landscape strewn in debris and more bodies then I could ever count. It has been a difficult task returning to this specific period of time in my archive. I spent a week traveling throughout Sri Lanka in the immediate aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. It left me deeply saddened, at times lost. Often crushing me in silent. An event of such magnitude it was beyond comprehension. Beyond photography. Having grown up in the Bahamas, spent time along the east coast of Florida, later in life on a small island off Hong Kong and lastly Bali, Indonesia, oceans have been a natural part of my life with no fear of water nor the deepest seas. However since 2004 and till this day, when I stand on a beach, the first thing I do is consider an exit plan — where would I run, just in case. Then, panning about, I look for swale’s, indentions or depressions in the marsh area of sand usually 100-200 meters before the shoreline, an indication of ancient tsunami activity. It usually follows in flashing remembrance of what I witnessed from months in Sri Lanka and Indonesia in 2004 through 2005, crushed and astonished as I ponder just how alive our earth is. All my best, John Stanmeyer #srilanka #Batticaloa #2004tsunami #2004IndianOceanTsunami #10AnniversaryTsunami @VIIphoto

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