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Adaptations

Coping With a Changing Atmosphere

The effects of extreme weather can be devastating. Often, it is the poorest people who are the most vulnerable to losing their homes and livelihoods. Already, many people are altering their lives—how they grow crops, build homes, manage natural resources—just to survive today's storms.

As our planet warms, rainstorms and other extreme events are becoming more intense. What sorts of changes will we have to make as global warming continues?

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Going, Going...Gone?

Today, species are becoming extinct—disappearing from our planet—at a faster rate than ever before. What's behind this increase, and what can be done to slow or stop it?

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