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Florida is drowning.

              Studies show that humans don’t respond well to abstract projections. This is no different in Miami, Florida. We overvalue short-term benefits, such as driving SUVs, burning coal and building waterfront real estate. We choose these extravagances even though they impede beneficial long-term outcomes, such as saving threatened species, […]

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A planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

                  Climate catastrophe is now looking inevitable. We have simply left it too late to hold rising global temperatures to under 1.5C and so prevent a future of drowned coasts, ruined coral reefs, spreading deserts and melted glaciers. At the same time, prospects of reaching global deals […]

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3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level

Hundreds of millions of urban dwellers around the world face their cities being inundated by rising seawaters if latest UN warnings that the world is on course for 3C of global warming come true, according to a Guardian data analysis. Data from the Climate Central group of scientists analysed by Guardian journalists shows that 3C […]