Climate Action Includes Adaptation

Here’s Florida’s long-term population growth:


A hundred years ago, Florida had fewer than a million people. The big change presumably came after air-conditioning and better control of tropical diseases.

How much of a difference to livability in Florida or anywhere else climate change will really make is anyone’s guess, though I will say that when I spent a day talking with climate modelers the fact that enormous amounts of heat and carbon are going into the oceans and will continue doing so is probably the least uncertain aspect of their projections. But in any case, while mitigating climate change is outside the control of any individual country (let alone individual person), how and where we choose to subsidize internal migration is not.

Buy upstate New York real estate, young man.


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