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Climate summit hopes - but will leaders deliver?

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland has been turned into a ghost forest by the relentless creep of a rising sea accelerated by the melting of the Arctic.ST PHOTO: NIRMAL GHOSH

WASHINGTON - Less than a two-hour drive from Washington, along the shores of the storied Chesapeake Bay, you can see, touch and smell the dying trees.

The "ghost forests" of the Atlantic coast, killed by the relentless creep of a rising sea accelerated by the melting of the Arctic, are spreading.

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