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Pope Francis takes on climate deniers, 'irresponsible' Americans in new climate letter
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Pope Francis takes on climate deniers, 'irresponsible' Americans in new climate letter

Pope Francis on Oct. 4 released a new document taking direct aim at climate change deniers and castigating Western nations, particularly the United States, for "irresponsible lifestyle[s]" causing irreparable harm to the planet.
Growing populations, climate change leave cities on a fast track to water deficits
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Growing populations, climate change leave cities on a fast track to water deficits

More than a hundred cities—containing millions of people—will have water demands outstripping surface water supplies by 2050, according to a new analysis of climate change impacts on water.

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We're building the equivalent of Paris every week. That's a problem.
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We're building the equivalent of Paris every week. That's a problem.

The amount of floorspace in buildings around the world—currently about 2.5 trillion square feet—is set to double by 2060, and researchers say this is a major problem for the climate.

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