Got Chikungunya? Thank Climate Change

Australia, the U.S. and Peru have each retreated on climate change recently. Building more dikes won't make up the difference.
More sea walls aren't enough to deal with climate change.

A string of developments in recent days suggests that reducing global carbon emissions remains as politically divisive as ever -- so much so that nations often appear to be moving in the opposite direction. That might make the related notion of climate adaptation, wherein governments resolve to simply fortify or inoculate their infrastructures and institutions against the impacts of global warming, appear to be an attractive Plan B.

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