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What’s the biggest factor in climate-proofing our lives? For millions of Americans it will be where we choose to live. Some hometowns are in the crosshairs of global warming. Others are well-protected by nature or by local community actions.
Dangers from climate change can be obvious. Flooding, drought, and storm exposure are examples. But there are far more hidden dangers too our wallets and our lifestyles. Among these are weak municipal finances, sea level exposure, access to food, energy needs, medical costs, and more.
Each Where-To-Live Scorecard includes 25+ measurements to help you evaluate a town’s climate risks. Scoring is based on published data from government and other research organizations.