People Keep Moving To The Worst Places For Climate Risk
Lots of people are flocking to Arizona, Florida, and Texas—but no one is moving to Duluth, Minnesota.
In Phoenix, where a drought has lasted for 27 years so far, the population continues to expand. Over the last decade, Phoenix grew faster than any other American city, and Arizona was one of the fastest-growing states.
In Michigan, on the other hand, a state that’s likely to be relatively less likely to be impacted by climate change, the population grew slowly. A recent Census Bureau map shows the overall trend: Many Americans have been moving to areas that are likely going to be harder hit by climate impacts.