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Friends and family pray outside a damaged mobile home on Wednesday in Flatwood, Ala., the day after a severe storm swept through the area. Two people were killed in the Flatwood community just north of the city of Montgomery. Butch Dill/AP hide caption

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Rescuers stand next to a bus carried away after heavy rainfall triggered landslides that collapsed buildings and left as many as 12 people missing, in Casamicciola, on the southern Italian island of Ischia, Italy, on Saturday. Salvatore Laporta/AP hide caption

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Brothers Ian, Jahxiel and Isaac Rodríguez run the bases at the damaged baseball park in their neighborhood, Lajas Arriba, in Lajas, Puerto Rico. Erika P. Rodríguez for NPR hide caption

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Heavy equipment operator Don Beitz walks around a giant snow thrower while preparing for the impending snowstorm that is expected to dump several feet of snow on the area until Friday evening at the New York State Thruway's Walden Garage in Cheektowaga, N.Y. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. Derek Gee/AP hide caption

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Visitors walk in the Green Zone of the UNFCCC COP27 climate conference on Nov. 10 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The conference is bringing together political leaders and representatives from 190 countries to discuss climate-related topics including climate change adaptation, climate finance, decarbonisation, agriculture and biodiversity. The conference is running from November 6-18. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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At the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman, Ky., days after July's catastrophic floods, luthier Kris Patrick searches through the mud-caked remains of instruments and materials. Arden S. Barnes/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A view from researcher Kari Leibowitz's bedroom window in Tromsø, Norway in 2015. Kari Leibowitz hide caption

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People here live in complete darkness for 2.5 months. Here's how they do it

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An iceberg in Ilulissat, Greenland. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting rapidly, and that melt will accelerate as the Earth heats up. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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People brave rain and heavy winds to visit the waterfront along the Jensen Beach Causeway, as conditions deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Nicole, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, in Jensen Beach, Fla. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Winds blow an umbrella inside-out as guests leave the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 9, as conditions deteriorate with the approach of Hurricane Nicole. Joe Burbank/AP hide caption

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Former US Vice President Al Gore speaks during the TRACE Greenhouse Gas Inventory launch at the plenary hall during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27. Gehad Hamdy/dpa/Picture Alliance via Getty hide caption

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Jimmy Driggers and his wife Shirley pose for a portrait on Oct. 28, 2022 in Pine Island, Fla., where their home was severely flooded by a storm surge from Hurricane Ian in September. Octavio Jones for NPR hide caption

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Still reeling from Ian, Florida shrimpers are desperate to get back on the water

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Heavy rain caused floods in northeastern Thailand in October 2022. Millions of people around the world would benefit from more timely and accurate warnings about climate-driven extreme weather such as floods and heat waves. A new United Nations initiative plans to spend $3.1 billion on such early warning systems. Sukanya Buontha/AP hide caption

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An aerial view of the coastline on Dec. 07, 2019 in Port Vila, Vanuatu. Satellite data show sea level has risen about 6mm per year around Vanuatu since 1993, a rate nearly twice the global average, while temperatures have been increasing since 1950. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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