Where should you move when Global Warming really kicks into high gear?
Yesterday, I asked about living locations currently unlikely to be hit with a natural disaster. But the disaster map will be shifting as global warming swings into high gear. We can expect a major rise in sea level as polar ice and world glaciers melt. This will completely flood most coastal cities and the flooding will extend well inland up the tidal zones of rivers. We can expect more and greater weather extremes. According to computer models of climate change, jet stream locations will shift. Such shifts will lead to some areas being isolated from normal precipitation by, and thus to major expansion of desert conditions and to massive wildfires in tinder dry dead vegetation. Other areas will get far more precipitation than normal, leading to floods in river beds and low-lying areas; and to landslides in hilly and mountainous regions. Monster hurricanes and tropical cyclones will become more numerous and powerful.
Have you given it any thought? Writer, Michelle Nijhuis has, and in her article in Slate Magazine she shares her conclusion. Do you agree? If not Poughkeepsie, what’s your take on a location Global Warming will turn from purgatory to paradise?