A video report from a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Senegal offers a window into how climate change is devastating lives and property in West Africa.
Rising sea levels have destroyed coastal homes and buildings in Saint-Louis and warmer ocean temperatures have brought dwindling fish catches.
“This is why so many young people are leaving to get to Europe,” the town’s deputy mayor says in the video.
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