Ecosystems perform a wide variety of important services for free. But many of these ecosystems have been degraded or destroyed by human development. Now, communities need to put nature back to work.
In the late 1970s, a small community in Wisconsin made a big decision. The Village of Soldiers Grove decided that when people and nature come into conflict, it's sometimes better for people to get out of the way.
We urgently need to step up efforts to protect ourselves from this new normal: extreme weather. We need to do all we can to stop weather disasters becoming catastrophes