‘Popular Science’ Predicts Sault Ste Marie will Be America’s Best City to Live in 2100
You've heard dire warnings about climate change and how potential changes in our weather could alter our lives. Popular Science magazine predicts that at the turn of the next century in 2100, the best city in America to live in will be Sault Ste Marie, Michigan.
Sault Ste Marie is Michigan's oldest city and, should Pop Sci's predictions come true, it could become one of America's most popular. Why?
An article in Popular Science foresees 5 climate changes that could make other parts of the country inhospitable if not unlivable:
1- The coasts will be inundated with sea level rise. This leaves both coasts unlivable.
2- Disease-carrying mosquitoes will swarm and overrun large swaths of the country in the west, south and eastern coastal regions. Only the northern-central part of the country will be safe from the bugs.
3- Wildfires, Pop Sci predicts, will become much more severe and burn much of the inter-mountain west.
4- Strong storms will harass large areas of the country with tornadoes in the plains and hurricanes affecting areas much further north and inland that what happens currently.
5- If more frequent and stronger tornadoes don't make the Great Plains a miserable place to live, extreme and prolonged drought will.
A small bit of the country in Northern Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota (think Ashland, Duluth and International Falls) will be saved from the worst of possible weather changes. Here's what the article has to say about the chosen city of 2100, Sault Ste Marie:
Let’s all move to Sault Ste. Marie! Nestled in Michigan’s upper peninsula, this small city will be only slightly warmer than it is now (don’t sweat it; you can still ice fish) and will be lucky enough to escape most of the changes wreaking havoc on the rest of the country.
When you're ready to move, here's an overview of the city from the region's Visitors Bureau.
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