Orlando Made It To The List Of Climate Haven Cities/Climate Migration/Singapore Green Plan 2030
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In response to some of our readers’ questions concerning climate change, one frequently asked question is: which are the safest cities in USA with respect to climate change. So, allow me to share some picks for climate haven cities or climate destination cities, and the idea of climate migrations in the videos below.
Climate havens or climate destinations are cities that are situated in places that avoid the worst effects of natural disasters and have the infrastructure to support a larger population. Many of these legacy cities are in the U.S. Northeast, with several exceptions. Watch the video to see where Americans can move to avoid the risk of wildfires and flooding from rising sea levels, and learn how these destination cities can translate climate migration into an economic triumph. Millions of Americans are living in communities with precarious climate conditions, in houses that feel overpriced. There is a solution for many of these people, though: Move to one of the so-called climate havens. Climate havens or climate destinations are situated in places that avoid the worst effects of natural disasters (wildfires or hurricanes) and have the infrastructure and access to fresh water to support a larger population. Many of these legacy cities are located in the Northeast. Jesse Keenan, associate professor of real estate at Tulane University, named the following cities as possible climate havens, in the video published on April 21, 2022, “Which U.S. Cities Are Safest From Climate Change?“, below :
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Buffalo, New York
- Burlington, Vermont
- Detroit, Michigan
- Duluth, Minnesota
- Madison, Wisconsin
- Toledo, Ohio
- Knoxville, Tennessee
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Rochester, New York
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Orlando, Florida
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Chico, California
Anna Marandi, who served as the program manager of climate resilience and sustainability at the National League of Cities, indicated that while the natural environment, such as being a noncoastal city, is an advantage, cities can “earn” the designation of climate haven cities or climate destination by working to provide benefits such as introducing measures to decarbonize, to provide affordable housing, and to be committed to economic sustainability. Marandi adds, “I see climate migration as an opportunity for these cities to avoid the mistakes of urban sprawl,” Marandi adds. “They often have a vibrant, walkable downtown that might just need a little bit of revitalization.” Keenan also stressed that climate haven cities need to help their own residents, which in turn will attract more climate migrants. “This isn’t we’re going to build a community for tomorrow,” he said. “We’re going to build a community for today. And that’s going to be the foundation for the building of a community for tomorrow.”
Let’s all continue to quickly transition toward solar energy, wind energy, and various other renewable energy sources, as well as drive electrical vehicles or take mass transportation, reduce/reuse/recycle.
Between one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons on record and the massive wildfires still raging on the West Coast, the U.S. is witnessing an unprecedented onslaught of natural disasters this year. Abrahm Lustgarten, a New York Times senior reporter investigating climate, joined CBSN to explain how climate migration will reshape the nation and the lasting impacts these disasters will have on cities, in the video published on Sep 22, 2020, “Climate migration to have a major impact on the U.S.“, below:
According to the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 1 in 12 Americans in the Southern half of the country will be moving toward California, the Mountain West, or the Northwest over the next 45 years because of climate influences alone. Rural population will also be moving into the cities. Sea level rise could displace as many as 13 million coastal residents by 2060. The entire western states (West of Missouri) will have to deal with water scarcity. Other issues such as access to contractors, lumber, or lack of services, increased isolations, stressed communication, and diminished food availability will be increasingly need to be addressed.
Abram Lustgarten of The New York Times, wrote,”Fair Access to Insurance Requirements regulations are justified by developers and local politicians alike as economic lifeboats “of last resort” in regions where climate change threatens to interrupt economic growth. While they do protect some entrenched and vulnerable communities, the laws also satisfy the demand of wealthier homeowners who still want to be able to buy insurance.”
Abrahm Lustgarten, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated environmental reporter, talks to us about climate migration, one of climate change’s biggest looming threats. Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, and ever-increasing natural disasters are forcing people to abandon their homes and their ways of life to seek safer ground. As the planet heats up, the number of climate refugees will just keep swelling, up to 3 billion people — a third of the global population — by 2070. Let’s Talk About Water is a podcast about the future of our planet’s water — and why you should care, in the podcast published on Oct 28, 2020, “The Great Climate Migration with Abram Lustgarten“, below:
Climate migration and gentrification will accelerate as the United States faces an accelerating sea level rise, more intense heatwaves, wildfires, and even mega hurricanes, all worsened by a warming planet, in the video published on April 23, 2021, “Climate Migration May Lead to the Next Great Housing Crisis| NBCLX“, below:
In the video published on June 7, 2021, “How America’s Hottest City is Innovating to Survive|Weathered“, below:
It is strongly encouraged to plant more trees and vegetations to help to cool down in any city or neighborhood. It is also a good idea to paint the rooftops white to help reduce the cost of cooling. Stay hydrated and stay out of the sun whenever there is extreme heat. And check out for the more vulnerable in the city to help prevent unnecessary deaths.
Let’s take a look at how Singapore’s efforts in transforming into a greener and more sustainable city through cooling Singapore, below:
Heat waves kill more people than any other extreme weather event: more than tornados, hurricanes, and even floods. That’s why scientists are coming up with novel, new designs to help keep temperatures down in Singapore, in the video published on March 17, 2021, “How Singapore Uses Science to Stay Cool“, below:
The Singapore Green Plan 2030 is a national sustainability movement which seeks to rally bold and collective action to tackle climate change, and to make Singapore a greener and more liveable home. It builds on Singapore’s sustainability efforts over the past decades and sets ambitious and concrete targets for the next 10 years. It is spearheaded by the Ministries of Education, National Development, Sustainability and the Environment, Trade and Industry, and Transport. The Green Plan comprises 5 pillars that will touch all aspects of our lives: 4:08 – City in Nature 4:51 – Sustainable Living 7:55 – Energy Reset 11:22 – Green Economy 13:06 – Resilient Future, in the video published on Feb 10, 2021, “Singapore Green Plan 2030”, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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