30 Apr '12, 11am

Ask Umbra: Where’s the best place to ride out climate change?

Ask Umbra: Where’s the best place to ride out climate change?

If you assume the Greenland ice shelf falls in the ocean, and ditto in Antarctica, and that the Southwest United States runs out of water, where would be the place to move before doomsday? I am thinking Maine or Vermont, along the coast, but more than 20 feet above sea level. I am looking for a sort of “best places” to retire for survivalists. Your thoughts? Amy L. Wichita, Kan. Photo by Colin Grey A. Dearest Amy, Believe it or not, I answered a question similar to yours a few years ago, from a fellow in Belgium. After careful consideration, I advised him that Europe was the place to be . As it happened, I was feeling down on the U.S. after the botched response to Hurricane Katrina. I’m also something of a Europhile. I can’t help it — the countries are so tiny and proximate! The pastries are so good! But your question is U.S.-focused, as are most of my dearest readers, so ...

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