Flash floods, extreme heat, rising sea-levels and buckling infrastructure — the list of catastrophes caused by climate change reads like the plot of a dystopian sci-fi novel. But these are all present dangers detailed in the latest C40 Cities report.
As world leaders converge in Rio De Janeiro this week for the Rio+20 Summit, CNN has teamed up with The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project to show the risks climate change poses to five major global cities and how those cities are trying to protect their booming populations and complex economies from climate disaster. Check out the interactive.
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