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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew prepares to hoist a group of stranded residents from their flooded homes in Burgaw, North Carolina, September 18, 2018. (Steve Helber/AP)

We’re Running Out of Time

The United Nations’ latest climate change report presents the most dire warnings yet. It’s not too late to avert catastrophe — but only if we act quickly and boldly.

Rhea Suh
Rhea Suh
Oct 11, 2018 · 6 min read
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Land that used to be under water at the Aculeo Lagoon in Paine, Chile, May 14, 2018. (Matias Delacroix/Reuters)
  • Experiencing life-threatening heat waves every five years that affect 14 percent of the world’s people vs. 37 percent
  • More than half of habitat becoming uninhabitable for 4 percent of the world’s vertebrate animals vs. 8 percent
  • The disappearance of Arctic sea ice one summer per century vs. one summer every decade.
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