Which Cities Are Protected From Climate Change?

Put another way: Which cities will be more attractive to in-migration once the effects of climate change become more obvious.
September 7, 2018, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Aria Bendix shares the results of an un-scientific survey of climate scientists that asked where Americans should consider moving in the future, given the likely impacts of climate change.

In fact, writes Bendix, "climate change may already be impacting where Americans choose to move. A recent study found that American homes that are vulnerable to rising sea levels sell for around 7% less than similar unexposed properties — even though the damage could be decades away."

Bendix surveyed 11 climatologists for their opinions on the places in the United States least vulnerable to disaster. Making the list, with more insight provided in the article, are Tulsa, Boulder, San Diego, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sacramento, Charlotte, Portland (Oregon), and Pittsburgh. To contrast those relatively insulated locations, the list also includes "Anywhere but Hawaii."

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