Past Houston, A World Awash

Cities around the world are taking steps to become more resilient, so they can better cope when exceptional weather events occur.
So far this summer, flooding has killed more than 1,000 people in India, Nepal and perennially flood-prone Bangladesh.
As in Houston, officials in India have paid little attention to the consequences of rapid urban growth in low-lying, watery environments with few natural defenses against a deluge when it comes.
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The second message is that unabated climate change does, indeed, exact a price.

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