10. On a warmer planet, which cities will be safest?
Alaskans, stay in Alaska. People in the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, sit tight. Scientists trying to predict the consequences of climate change say that they see few havens from the storms, floods and droughts that are sure to intensify over the coming decades. But some regions, they add, will fare much better than others... "The answer is the Pacific Northwest, and probably especially west of the Cascades," said Ben Strauss, vice president for climate impacts and director of the program on sea level rise at Climate Central, a research collaboration of scientists and journalists. "Actually, the strip of coastal land running from Canada down to the Bay Area is probably the best," he added.
New York Times, September 23
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Assuming, of course, that we can pull our heads out of the sand and start spending on local resiliency and not in a vain effort to resume sprawling and restarting financial bubbles.
"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."