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World - Commentary: How to survive the coming catastrophe at the coast

There’s a new sheriff in town, and her name is climate change. For thousands of years, humanity benefited from a benign and predictable climate whose relative stability permitted the spread of agriculture and the rise of global civilizations. But that stability ended with the first puffs of smoke discharged from the “dark satanic mills” of the Industrial Revolution.

There’s a new sheriff in town, and her name is climate change. For thousands of years, humanity benefited from a benign and predictable climate whose relative stability permitted the spread of agriculture and the rise of global civilizations. But that stability ended with the first puffs of smoke discharged from the “dark satanic mills” of the Industrial Revolution.

Carbon dioxide levels have been increasing ever since, baking the land and sea and sky with captured sunlight and unleashing climate change’s miscreant brood of droughts, floods, wildfires, powerful storms, ocean acidification and seas rising as silently and unnoticed as a cat.


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