by VEG-HEAD on SEPTEMBER 27, 2014 - 0 Comments in LAND
California and the Southwest will be hit by drought and wildfire. The East Coast and Southeast will suffer appalling heat waves, hurricanes, and rising sea levels.
Policy makers and city planners are calculating when the future climate will depart from its normal variability. How much time do we have to act? A decade? A century?
“If you do not like it hot and do not want to be hit by a hurricane, the options of where to go are very limited,” said Camilo Mora, a geography professor at the University of Hawaii and lead author of the paper in Nature predicting that unprecedented high temperatures will become the norm worldwide by 2047.
“The best place really is Alaska,” he added. “Alaska is going to be the next Florida by the end of the century.” (more…)