Associated Press/April 23, 2013
Children play in the surf a short distance from their coastal homes in Marquis, Grenada. If predictions of the impact of climate change come true, many coastal area of the Caribbean will be slammed by rising seas fueled by global warming. It's expected to have massive economic and social costs in the region of scattered islands.
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Carbon Dioxide was measured Thursday at 400 parts per million in Hawaii, a monitoring site that sets the world's benchmark. It's a symbolic mark that scientists and environmentalists have been anticipating for years.