The river near our city had a special connection to my teenage mind and I even shot my first photos there. But its drying out in the last decade has caused me sadness. When I look at my country I see that this river is not the only place that has been a victim of the changing climate, but there are many ponds, lakes and green planes that are affected by the recent drought and are being eradicated completely. In a project that I started in 2016 with helps of Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, I traveled to many parts of Iran to document climate change effects. I took photos of a country that according to data provided by NASA, 35 percent of its currently inhabitable places will not be suitable for life in 20 years. A country that is fifth in the world based on the amount of Greenhouse gas produced. I met people whose lives have been affected by climate change. People who most of them live in remote villages where there is nobody to help them and they should face to this problem by themselves. I was faced to landscapes where once were habitats of many species, lakes where once were the living source of many fishermen, ponds where once have very beautiful scenes to enjoy but all of them turned to vast dried barren lands where remind me apocalyptical movie scenes.
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