The climate crisis is real and it’s serious. It is worsening droughts, wildfires, floodings, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, and heat waves in many parts of the planet. Every day the news shows a natural disaster happening somewhere and people who are affected by sudden, powerful, and uncontrollable phenomena. The scientific consensus that climate change is happening and that it is human-caused is strong. From every corner of the Earth, AFP’s photographers have been documenting the effects and consequences that are threatening wildlife and human beings alike.
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