Climate change report: rich must pay for poor: invest $1.7 trillion to adapt - News Review

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A climate change report by the Global Commission on Adaptation has recommended investing $1.7 trillion to adapt and make the world more climate change resilient.
The story
A study of how the world can adapt to climate change says the richest countries must invest billions of dollars to safeguard livelihoods, coastal cities, food and water supplies.
The analysis has called for investment in early warning systems for storms and high tides and climate-resilient urban infrastructure.
Key words and phrases
adapt
change to fit the situation
• The theory of evolution states that species must adapt to their situation or die.
• It will take me a few months to adapt to the colder weather there, but I'll be OK.

gravely
very seriously
• The recent flu outbreak has left a large number of people gravely ill.
• On hearing the bad news, the diplomats muttered gravely among themselves.
pay off
succeed and bring benefit
• If you study hard now, it will pay off later. You'll get a good job and have a good life.
• My investment was a bit of a gamble, but it really paid off. Now I'm a millionaire!
Language challenge
Combine two of these to create a verb which means 'protect something from harm':
protect guard
safe shield
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