children play on the ruins of a building as the ocean waves lap on the edge of the rubble

A rising sea is eating away this Brazilian town

The encroaching Atlantic Ocean is forcing existential losses in Atafona, a tragedy occurring around the world as climate change accelerates.

Atafona residents play in the ruins of the town, which has lost 14 blocks to rising seas and eroding sands. At low tide, buildings that were taken by the sea decades ago emerge from the sand.

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