27 Apr '15, 9am

Is climate change killing my California dream?

Q. I currently live in Minneapolis and am dreaming about escaping the frozen tundra. My dilemma is whether to move back to D.C. (where all of my worldly possessions are sitting in a storage unit), or pack up a U-Haul and head west to San Francisco for some California weather and good friends. As I am approaching my late twenties, I would like to move to a place I could settle down. From a climate change perspective, which city is better? Should I not move to California because of this drought? Devin E. Minneapolis, Minn. A. Dearest Devin, Before we begin, may I suggest a little background music? The Mamas and the Papas’ 1966 classic “California Dreamin’” will set the perfect mood for this discussion. When all the leaves are brown and the sky is gray (in Minneapolis), it’s easy to daydream of a better life in the Golden State. But for the long haul, will you truly be safe a...

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