How will we do?
Chicago might be okay, according to a study by Business Insider on which cities are best equipped to handle climate change, specifically looking at the next five decades.
“The bottom line is, it’s going to be bad everywhere,” researches told Business Insider. “There are places that might at least temper the effects of climate change.”
Researchers looked at a handful of factors when evaluating how prepared cities were for climate change, including policy and politics, community organization, and infrastructure.
Chicago was among the 13 cities listed, along with Seattle; Washington; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Madison, Wisconsin; Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Baltimore, Maryland; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.