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National Geographic questions what lies ahead for the planet—will it be saved or lost? So far, it’s impossible to predict.

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Change is coming for every corner of the planet. Explore what your city could feel like 50 years from now.

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Waves are generating power—just one of many signs of hope for our planet
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How these threatened animals could bounce back
Globally, humans are better off today than on the first Earth Day
Globally, humans are better off today than on the first Earth Day
Your favorite foods are at risk from a rapidly warming planet
Your favorite foods are at risk from a rapidly warming planet
Nights are getting brighter—just one of many symptoms of an ailing planet
Nights are getting brighter—just one of many symptoms of an ailing planet
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