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Unprepared Cities Vulnerable to Climate Change
April 6, 2011
Cities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect residents from the likely impacts of climate change, even though billions of urban dwellers are vulnerable to heat waves, sea-level rise and other changes associated with warming temperatures.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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