Part of the Climate Change exhibition.

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?