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10 Breathtaking Photos That Will Make You Care About Climate Change

The world is a big, beautiful place. Let's keep it that way. Here are 10 places that will never look the same if something isn't done about climate change. Find out who's stepping up and doing something about it in Years of Living Dangerously, premiering April 13th at 10/9c, only on Showtime.

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3. The Colorado River

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It's not just Southern California that faces a severe drought — lower rainfall in the Southwest region is expected to deplete water reserves in the Colorado, Rio Grande, and San Joaquin River basins by 8–14% in the next 40 years.

4. Great Barrier Reef

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Not all climate change is as easy to see. The Great Barrier Reef is under threat of losing all its color and most of its life — unusually warm water causes algae to vacate, leaving the coral bed whiter and weaker.

6. The Northwest Passage

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One of the most pristine, untouched places on Earth, the Arctic's melting will not just shave off more than 4,000 miles of the trip from Europe to Asia — it will also completely change tidal patterns.

9. New York City

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Even as real estate costs rise, the Big Apple's waterfront property is one of the highest-risk metropolitan areas in the country. And if recent events have shown us anything, hurricanes are only increasing in frequency and size.

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