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The Woolsey Fire burns in Agoura Hills, California, on November 9, 2018.

California is becoming unlivable, according to science

In the past decade, California has seen a devastating drought, deadly earthquakes and fires, and skyrocketing homelessness.
Citizens in Miami, Florida contend with high-tide flooding.

Far more people are threatened by rising seas than scientists realized, a study shows: ‘The magnitude of the numbers speaks for itself’

A new study suggests that far more people could experience the consequences of coastal flooding than earlier estimates suggested.
Dark clouds pass over downtown Miami.

Scientists say these 11 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.
The ship Arctic Sunrise surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Sea levels are projected to rise 3 feet within 80 years, according to a new UN report. Hundreds of millions of people could be displaced.

By the end of the century, global sea levels may be 3 feet higher due to melting ice sheets, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports.

Indonesia is spending $33 billion to move its capital from a sinking city to an island where forests have been burning

The nation's new capital city, Borneo, has been plagued by deforestation, which releases high amounts of carbon dioxide.
Dhaka, Bangladesh, is sinking due to rising sea levels.

11 sinking cities that could soon be underwater

Here are 11 sinking cities that are in danger of disappearing due to climate change and rising sea levels.
The submarines would build icebergs by freezing 82-foot-wide chunks of ice.

A team of designers wants to build an iceberg-making submarine to pop out ‘ice babies’ and combat sea-level rise

A submarine that could produce 82-foot-wide ice chunks is the latest geoengineering proposal aimed at curbing ice melt driven by climate change.
Coastal communities in South Carolina are already seeing the effects of sea level rise on property value.

Climate change experts agree on the last place they’d invest for the future: waterfront property

While it probably won't be underwater in our lifetime, scientists say waterfront property can be a precarious long-term investment.
A rift created when an iceberg broke off from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier.

Antarctica is melting so fast that scientists are proposing shooting artificial snow out of cannons to slow it down

Two glaciers in Western Antarctica are on the verge of collapse. Scientists say dumping trillions of tons of artificial snow could stop the melt.
Sunny-day flooding on a residential street in Miami, Florida.

‘Sunny-day flooding’ is projected to put parts of the US underwater for at least 100 days per year. Here’s what the Gulf and East c...

Tidal flooding is becoming more frequent as sea levels rise. It's expected to get much worse, especially along the US' Gulf and East coasts.