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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:26 PM

 

Michigan will be best place to live by 2100 A.D. due to climate change

Thanks to changing climates, Michigan will be the best place to live by 2100, according to Popular Science.

The fine folks at Popular Science took a look at future climate in the US over the next 900 years, and decided that everyone would be moving to Michigan.

While many areas around Michigan would be suffering from rising sea levels, wildfires, mosquitos and hurricanes - Michigan would escape most of the drastic changes from climate change.

https://www.facebook.com/PopSci/videos/10154988157226411/

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/michigan-will-be-best-place-to-live-by-2100-ad-due-to-climate-change

I personally don't think anyplace on earth will be fit to live

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Reply Michigan will be best place to live by 2100 A.D. due to climate change (Original post)
elmac Mar 2017 OP
HoneyBadger Mar 2017 #1
elmac Mar 2017 #2
FakeNoose Mar 2017 #3
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 #4
Freethinker65 Mar 2017 #5
Binkie The Clown Mar 2017 #6
FiveGoodMen Mar 2017 #7
elmac Mar 2017 #8
yellowcanine Mar 2017 #9
elmac Mar 2017 #10
NickB79 Mar 2017 #11

Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:30 PM

1. Michigan is on a lake and the UP has some of the worst climate in the country

 

Records of 390 inches (990 cm) of snow or more have been set in many communities in this area. The Keweenaw Peninsula averages more snowfall than any other location east of the Mississippi River. Because of the howling storms across Lake Superior, which cause dramatic amounts of precipitation, it has been said that the lake-effect snow makes the Keweenaw Peninsula the snowiest place east of the Rockies. Herman averages 236 inches (600 cm) of snow every year. Lake-effect snow can cause blinding whiteouts in just minutes, and some storms can last for days. Hancock is found frequently on lists of the snowiest cities in America.

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:36 PM

2. Probably will be calling MI

 

the new Hawaii in 100 years. Now, the winter is way too long. My dad was born and raised in Baraga county, I spent a lot of time up there when I was younger, have no desire now to travel up there.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:36 PM

3. Actually, Canada is looking good right now

...for many reasons!



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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:42 PM

4. Climate change benefits Russia pretty well.

 

Much of Russia is covered in permafrost and tundra, making it unusable for farming and also an unpleasant place to live. Global warming could change that. Researchers at Germany's Ludwig Maximilians University estimate that warming temperatures could add more than 1.15 million square miles to Russia's arable land. This is in stark contrast to most countries, whose farmland would shrink as the climate warms.

Climate change is also expected to melt a lot of arctic ice. Much of Russia is near or in the arctic, so this would open navigation channels that have been closed for centuries. Russia spent years fighting wars with the goal of acquiring warm-water ports; now, rising temperatures may accomplish that goal, or something similar, without any shots fired. Melting ice and frost will also open new fossil fuel deposits for exploitation.

http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-wire-smith-ending-climate-change-fight-helps-russia-1220-20161219-story.html

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:48 PM

5. If we do not poison the Great Lakes first

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 05:15 PM

6. I've heard it said by a couple of experts that there are people alive today ...

who will live long enough to die of catastrophic ecosystem failure.

Even if MI were to become the best place to live, the 600 million other people trying to share the state with you would make it hell.

By 2100 there will be NO good place to live on this planet.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:30 AM

7. Might be a wash if it still has its awful politicians

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 11:44 AM

8. awful politicians, high insurance, high prop tax, cold, snowy winters

 

not a good place to call home

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 12:42 PM

9. Once everyone moves there it won't be so great.....

Just sayin'

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 02:07 PM

10. probably be the only republican run state in 2100

 

and they will claim they made Michigan great again by ignoring climate change.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Fri Mar 24, 2017, 04:42 PM

11. This is part of the plot in the series "Incorporated"

By the 2070's, the upper Midwest becomes a hotspot for climate refugees, with the rich living in gated communities while the poor live in sprawling slums.

Good show so far.

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