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When we talk about the climate crisis, it’s easy to feel like the future is bleak. After all, we’re feeling the effects of climate change now, and disasters are expected to worsen. But the thing is, our future isn’t written in stone, and warnings of disasters to come are not a reason to throw our hands up and stop trying to mitigate the climate crisis at all. As part of our Climate Change Survival Plan series this week, we’re exploring three possible futures for our planet: what it would look like with 3 degrees Celsius of warming, with 2 degrees, and if we reach our goals to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. We can decide what our future will look like—and it depends on the actions we take now. Read more about what those possible futures hold here.
—Kristin Toussaint
 
Climate Change Survival Plan
What does our climate-changed future look like? Here are three possibilities

Our future may look bleak, but it’s not a reason to give up on curbing climate change. Bold and aggressive moves now could still save us from absolute catastrophe.

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impact
These frightening graphics show how far under water your city will be

Play with these sliders and see the extent of the potential upcoming sea level rise where you live.

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Google has the cleanest cloud. Now it’s helping other companies go green

Google Cloud is adding features to help its customers understand (and shrink) their carbon footprint—in the data center and beyond.

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The case for building cities underground

The architecture of subtraction may be one of the greenest ways to build.

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Move over, Word: The new race to reinvent document editing

As ambitious apps such as Notion and Coda think beyond word processing in its classic form, even Microsoft and Google are taking notice.

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Here is the simple secret to the most enduring form of happiness

In this excerpt of her new book Beyond Happiness, Jenn Lim lays the groundwork for an evolving perspective on happiness and how authentic leaders can tap purpose to chart a path forward.

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Climate Change Survival Plan
‘We watched our house get destroyed’: One story of life with extreme weather

Recounting the winter storm that destroyed his home, one victim of extreme weather contemplates an uncertain future.

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impact
The future of ‘smart living’ will be a test of how smart we really are

Inclusive systems—whether cities or nations—empower everyone such that the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Many smart city concepts do the opposite.

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co.design
Sign of the times: This startup will store your junk in abandoned offices and restaurants

Self-storage is expected to be a $126 billion industry by 2026—and it’s coming to an empty restaurant near you.

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impact
How we get to 100% electrical everything

The next car or appliance you buy will be in use for at least a decade. It needs to run on electricity—not fossil fuels. How can we get everyone to make that decision for their next purchase?

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impact
Walmart heir Lukas Walton is launching a platform to reshape the food system

Walton has been quietly and anonymously funding the future of food and agriculture companies for years, now he’s putting a face to the dollars.

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2 Latinx trailblazers on overcoming obstacles and finding your superpower
The Pew Research Center found that the U.S. Hispanic population in 2020 accounted for 51% of the entire U.S. population growth that year. Despite the stats, Black and Hispanic workers are the most underrepresented in the highest-paying and most influential positions and overrepresented in roles such as assistants and laborers.
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Where debt collectors are the worst: What you need to know
A new report from LendingTree analyzed collections complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for the past three years. 
A whopping near 80% involves fraudulent or mistaken debt. More than a quarter (26%) concerns fraudulent or nonexistent credit card debt, and in 23.5% of instances, there is no identification of the type of debt to the person who allegedly owes money. 
This is a bigger issue in the South, where the LendingTree report finds the highest incidence of complaints from consumers claiming that the collectors are hounding them for debt they don’t owe. Georgia tops the list of states, followed by Texas and Nevada. 
CFPB complaints aren’t verified but are still likely a good indicator of where the problem is worse. According to Federal Trade Commission data, older citizens and members of the military are often targeted for fraudulent claims.
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