The world faces a future of floods, famine, and extreme heat — here’s how we survive

The warnings were plentiful. The limits were clearly defined.

We have long understood how to keep the Earth’s average temperature from reaching dangerous levels. But as greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to trap more heat, we’re now face-to-face with the volatile climate, intense heat waves, and large-scale storms scientists predicted decades ago.

Substantial damage is already locked in, even if emissions — the cause of the problem — are quickly cut. The question is

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