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Evidence of global climate change is increasingly irrefutable, with the accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This series of photographs shows some of its impact on people’s lives in various parts of the planet and assesses the costs of adapting to a new reality – before is too late.
In Panama’s Guna Yala comarca ( province ), the 370 islands of the San Blas Archipelago, are suffering with the destructive tidal surges and human overpopulation, forcing Guna indigenous people to abandon their islands.
In the Cordillera Blanca, Northern Peru mountain range a local farmer is suing a German energy company, seeking compensation for shrinking glaciers.
In Longyearbyen, the northern-most city on the planet, located on the Svalbard archipelago, the Global Seed Vault undergoing renovation and repairs due to Arctic warming. Temperatures in this region are warming faster than anywhere else on the planet.
Marine erosion is consuming beaches and entire homes along the coast of São Paulo state, in Brazil. Engineering projects seek to contain more frequent storm surges that have worsened environmental degradation in the region
Severe drought and the legacy of apartheid created panic over dry taps on “ Day Zero “ in Cape Town, South Africa, when the municipal water supply would largely be shut off if a particular lower limit of water storage was reached, potentially making Cape Town the first major city to run out of water.
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