The world’s poorest cities can’t cope with climate change
With the majority of Earth’s 7.3 billion people now living in cities, urban centers worldwide are racing to bolster themselves and their residents against rising sea levels, more frequent flooding, hotter temperatures, and other effects of climate change before these problems become too big to manage.
But the poorest megacities, where fast-growing populations are often the most vulnerable to these impacts, may already be falling behind.
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