Outsmarting Climate Change on a Budget

Low-tech adaptation strategies are helping people in developing countries cope with the dangers of a warmer world.

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Freshwater has always been a precious commodity on Colombia’s arid Guajira Peninsula, but climate change is turning scarcity into crisis. Most of the region’s wells are contaminated by saltwater, forcing inhabitants to rely on rainfall for potable water. After three years of extreme drought, the people of the Guajira are still waiting for the rain to come. Guajira’s water pinch is just one example of how a warming world is already hurting developing countries. And the worst is...
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