This summer, we asked readers to send us their climate change questions. A lot of those questions sat squarely under umbrella topics we expected: how climate science works, what individuals can do to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and what crazy technological solutions might actually be effective. We’ll be coming back to those later. But first, we wanted to address a different sort of question: Who is winning climate change? Sure, climate change is a very bad thing in a larger, existential sense. But are there animals and plants whose habitats will expand in a warmer world? Is there anybody who has figured out how to profit off the coming apocalypse? Won’t some places be nicer to live in than others? You wanted to know. We’re going to find out.

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. A bittersweet note about Significant Digits before we get going: FiveThirtyEight is revamping Significant Digits in the coming weeks. This will be the last edition in this format. The newsletter will take a few weeks off but will be back soon — stay tuned for more. You can follow writer Karen K. Ho on Twitter: @karenkho.

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