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Dark clouds pass over downtown Miami.

Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

Some of the world's most popular cities could experience unbearable living conditions because of climate change.

A $68 million Miami penthouse could shatter Florida’s real-estate record, but its building might soon be underwater

The penthouse is in Eighty Seven Park, a building that's at risk of chronic flooding due to extreme sea-level rise.
San Francisco is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.

Disturbing before-and-after images show how parts of San Francisco could be underwater by 2100

Parts of San Francisco could be underwater by 2100 under the most extreme projections for sea level rise.

The oceans are the hottest they’ve been since we started measuring — which means we should prepare for more disastrous flooding and storms...

New data show that oceans are heating up 40% faster than we thought. Warmer oceans mean higher sea levels and more coastal flooding.

Amazon’s HQ2 site in Long Island City, Queens could be flooded in the next 30 years. Here’s what scientists predict for the headquarters.

Amazon will move half of its second headquarters to Long Island City, Queens, an area that could be flooded by 2050.
A girl recycles plastic and glass.

Here’s what Earth might look like in 100 years — if we’re lucky

In the best-case scenarios, the future of human life on Earth looks pretty worrisome. In the worst-case scenarios, the world might be unrecognizable.
Long Island City and the Manhattan skyline in 2009.

I’ve lived near Long Island City for more than a decade. Here’s why an Amazon HQ2 in Queens may be a disaster.

Amazon is building half of its new HQ2 headquarters in Long Island City. But 25,000 high-paid workers will cause problems for working families Queens.
The Long Island City skyline during Hurricane Sandy.

Amazon is headed to Long Island City, Queens — an area that could be underwater by 2100

Amazon's second headquarters is headed to Long Island City, Queens, an area that's particularly vulnerable to sea-level rise.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

After a devastating hurricane and amid predictions of a global rise in temperature, the world was reminded yet again of the catastrophe made possible by climate change. Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid these conditions.

One of California’s most famous surf towns is threatened by rising sea levels that could overtake beaches and million-dollar homes

California's beaches are threatened by erosion due to rising sea levels. Communities like Santa Cruz are feeling these effects particularly hard because beaches are vital to their economy and culture. Santa Cruz officials will use a $360,000 grant to help stop the effects of erosion.