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Our top-ranking cities for climate resiliency: 2024 study

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USA Today, June 2024

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their home, especially when it comes to the elements. But the increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events caused by climate change can threaten this feeling of security. A 2023 Harvard University housing report estimates that 60 million U.S. homes are currently vulnerable to climate disasters. Without change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Office for Coastal Management forecasts that by 2050, $106 billion of property in the U.S. will be below sea level.

The research team at USA TODAY Homefront ranked 96 of the 100 most populous U.S. cities across eight metrics to determine the most climate-resilient cities. While some cities, including two Virginian cities, earned high marks for climate resilience, no place is completely immune to climate change. Climate change fuels extreme temperatures and natural disasters, influencing the severity and frequency of weather events across the U.S.

Read more at USA Today.

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