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Sea level rise could flood 1.9 million US homes by 2100

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Tribal leader explains how climate change may make Alaska’s village disappear

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Don’t consign poor countries to wild storms and flooding.

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Climate change threat to rich and poor alike.

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Now even climate-change believers count as ‘deniers.'

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Trump’s global resorts put profit first, environment last, critics say.

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