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Duluth, Minn.: The ‘Most Climate-Proof City’ in America?

If extreme weather made your city unlivable, where would you move? Consider Duluth, Minn., a Harvard University climate adaptation expert says. He thinks the city’s cold temperatures, abundance of fresh water and industrial infrastructure make it an ideal climate refuge.

It’s cold. It’s gray. It has a lot of potholes. But, could it be paradise? It could be, at least for climate migrants: those fleeing rising tides and temperatures in other parts of the country. This is Duluth, Minn., a small city on the western tip of Lake Superior. “Hi, Jesse? Hi, I’m Kendra. Nice to meet you.” “Hey, Kendra, how’s everything?” Jesse Keenan is a climate adaptation expert at Harvard University. Keenan believes climate change could cause displacement across the U.S., and cities like Duluth could benefit by welcoming climate migrants. “Is it unrealistic to think that 10 or 20,000 people could move here in the future, let’s say in the next 50 years? I don’t think that’s unrealistic at all.” He somewhat jokingly refers to Duluth as the most climate-proof city in America. When people at the University of Minnesota-Duluth got wind of Keenan’s ideas, they hired him to do analysis and demographic forecasting. “Beautiful colored brick.” Keenan acknowledges there’s no escaping climate change, but there could be relief from those scorching Phoenix summers and rising Miami seas that will only get worse as the planet warms. So Keenan believes there’s no better place for climate migrants to land than Duluth. “They call it the air-conditioned city for a reason, and they have for 80 years. It’s pretty cool here in the summertime. Therefore, when they do have extreme heat, it won’t be as bad.” Another selling point? The city’s forward-looking economic approach. “They’re not so much stuck in the nostalgia of the past that we’re going to bring back manufacturing and coal and all of these things. They’re actually diversifying their economy.” And the city’s existing infrastructure could make it attractive to newcomers. “There’s wonderful architecture. There’s landscape, there’s parks, there’s all kinds of amenities that are residual parts of this Rust Belt that are actually a great platform for a future city.” But what it’s really all about is this: Lake Superior. “I’m just happy I made the executive decision not to wear ballet flats.” “This is all fresh water. And as the world heats up, and it starts absorbing more and more water into the atmosphere, fresh water is going to become more and more scarce and more and more valuable. And there’s plenty of fresh water here to go around.” Think of this lake as a giant water fountain of the future. Life in Duluth already revolves around it, from sledding to beer making. And as fresh water becomes scarce under a warming climate, it will be even more important. Keenan says it’s something Duluth can capitalize on now. “Climate adaptation is not just managing risk. It’s also thinking about the opportunities that arise with climate change. I think it’s healthy for those in, let’s say, economic development, planning to think about how do we take advantage of climate change? What’s the good stuff? How do we create value? And then maybe we extract that value and help people of lesser means or help promote the environment or to offset the costs of adaptation itself.” Although there is no data to show that people are already moving to Duluth to escape climate change, Keenan projects that, on average, over 200 people a year could potentially move to the city over 50 years. “That’s a lot of people for Duluth. That would actually increase their municipal budget by about 1.5 percent every single year.” So how to get people from California and Florida to move here? Keenan has created a marketing campaign, and he’s already running test ads with new slogans for the city on Facebook. “Duluth: Not as cold as you think. Particularly in Florida, people are worried about how cold it is, but it’s beautiful. People go to the beach here. There’s actually a very vibrant surfing scene.” We wanted to know what the people of Duluth thought of Keenan’s plan. So we headed to something that’s pretty easy to find in Duluth: a brewery. Turns out all that fresh water also makes for great beer. “Duluth: It’s not as cold as you think.” [Laughing] “Metaphorically?” “Duluth: It’s not as cold as you think.” [Laughter] “It’s not true.” “It’s way colder than you think!” “We’re not going to turn people away for trying to run away from climate change.” “More people here means more people to play board games with, more people to come hang out at the cool bars, for sure.” “I don’t think that making your small world bigger with new people is a bad thing. So, I’m fine with it.” It was something we heard often from people: Why not? As for the mayor of the city? Emily Larson says she’s considering Keenan’s proposal. “This is a topic, an area that our residents care deeply about. We have this national researcher who has identified Duluth as a place where has kind of a secret sauce when it comes to this being a place for refuge and sustainability and resiliency. That is something you want to be a part of.” Next up, Keenan presented his plan to an audience at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. “This is where it really gets fun. Texas, don’t get left behind. Move to Duluth. The most climate-proof city in America. You’ve done it, Duluth, this is your identity. You have that opportunity to provide that kind of leadership.” [Laughter] [Applause] But there are some challenges ahead. An influx of people could put new stress on the city’s population, as a member of a local Native American tribe pointed out. “My first impression is, with all due respect to other people moving around for climate migration, we will never, ever get to move our homelands. And so that’s a bit of a concern, right? Additional stressors, our way of life is so tied to the natural environment — a healthy natural environment. More people, more strain, more pollution, more need for economic growth. When, from my perspective, we haven’t even figured out how to interact in a positive way with our Indigenous people here.” So not everyone was won over by Keenan’s plan. “Why should Duluthians listen to you?” “Maybe they shouldn’t. I know nothing about Duluth other than what I’ve externally understood and maps and plans and ideas and history and photographs and archives and economic data. This is actually a really nice place and people are really nice and there’s good restaurants, and I get a sense of what it means to be on the lake, and I can understand why people would live here. I don’t know if I could ever live here. But maybe so.

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DULUTH, Minn. — As the West burns, the South swelters and the East floods, some Americans are starting to reconsider where they choose to live.

For advice, a few of them are turning to Jesse Keenan, a lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At least once a day, Dr. Keenan, who studies urban development and climate adaptation, gets an email from someone asking where to move to be safe from climate change. The messages come from people who are thinking about moving not because they have already been hit by catastrophe, but because they see the writing on the wall.

So, what does Dr. Keenan suggest to these advance planners? Maybe climate-proof Duluth.

That’s a slogan that he created as part of an economic development and marketing package commissioned by the University of Minnesota Duluth. Some community leaders think they can spur growth by bringing in more people, and they sense an opportunity in climate change. And Duluth isn’t the only urban area that has climate migration on their radar. In a February speech, the mayor of Buffalo, Byron W. Brown, declared his city a “climate refuge.”

Dr. Keenan emphasized one day in mid-March as we stood on the ice of Lake Superior that the Duluth slogan was meant to be tongue-in-cheek. The science behind it, though, is no joke.

Nowhere in the world is immune from climate change, including Duluth. “We’re getting more precipitation in bigger amounts than we ever really observed,” said Kenneth Blumenfeld, a senior climatologist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“But when you stand back and look around, it’s almost like, ‘But we’ve got it good.’”

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Climate projections suggest that, because of geographic factors, the region around Duluth, the Great Lakes area, will be one of the few places in America where the effects of climate change may be more easily managed.

First, it’s cool to begin with. That means, as temperatures increase, it will remain mild in relative terms. By 2080, even under relatively high concentrations of carbon dioxide emissions, Duluth’s climate is expected to shift to something like that of Toledo, Ohio, with summer highs maxing out in the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

“We’re not seeing worse heat waves or longer heat waves or more of those long nights that don’t fall below 75 degrees,” Dr. Blumenfeld said. “Instead, what we’re seeing is warmer winters, fewer days during winter where we get to negative 30 Fahrenheit.”

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Because the region will remain relatively cool, it will have a lower wildfire risk than the West or the Southeast. Wildfires thrive in hotter temperatures, which dry out plants and make them easier to ignite.

And, because Duluth is inland, it’s mostly protected from the effects of sea level rise.

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Duluth, which sits at the western end of Lake Superior, the greatest of the Great Lakes by volume, also has fresh water. A lot of it. Superior is so voluminous that, if poured out, it would submerge North and South America under a foot of water.

“At the end of the day, it’s really about fresh water,” Dr. Keenan said. “It’s that simple. You’ve got to have fresh water.”

You’ve got to have quite a bit, in fact. To meet our minimum needs, from drinking to cooking and cleaning, the World Health Organization says we need 13 to 26 gallons of water a day, or about 50 to 100 liters. The average American uses 80 to 100 gallons.

The city hasn’t formally adopted Dr. Keenan’s climate refuge plan so far, but it has the attention of the mayor, Emily Larson. “This idea that we have this national researcher who has identified Duluth as a place that has kind of a secret sauce when it comes to being a place for refuge and sustainability and resiliency, that is something you want to be a part of,” she said.

For the plan to work, people would need to actually move to Duluth. The city’s infrastructure can accommodate 150,000 people, but the current population is just 86,000. From 2010 to 2016, though, the city added only 56 people.

Presented to the public at the end of a two-day conference focused on understanding Duluth’s future in a warming world, Dr. Keenan’s research, which partly aims to predict which states are likely to see more people leaving because of climate change, suggested that present-day Texans and Floridians might make excellent future Duluthians.

“What do people from Florida really want?” said Dr. Keenan, himself a former Floridian who still keeps a residence in the state. “They want the infinite horizon of the ocean.”

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This may be why one of Dr. Keenan’s sample advertisements, “Duluth, it’s not as cold as you think,” featured an image of a surfer in a wet suit.

That appeared to be tongue-in-cheek, too. When he showed the photo during his presentation, the audience laughed. Duluth does have a surf season. But the proposed ad glides past the fact that it’s in winter. Surfers head out into the lake in temperatures as low as minus 15 Fahrenheit, or minus 26 Celsius.

“We had one week in particular that it was negative 60 almost every day with wind chill,” said Kyle Skarp, an electrician, as he watched friends play board games in the back room of Blacklist Artisan Ales, a brew pub in Duluth. “You didn’t want to go outside. And not because it was uncomfortable, but because it’s unsafe.”

Mr. Skarp said he liked the idea of more people coming to Duluth. He said it would mean more jobs.

But not everyone agrees with Dr. Keenan’s plan. Because it favors those who are financially able to move, it selects for the affluent and, he acknowledged, raises questions of gentrification.

After the presentation, Karen Diver, a faculty fellow at the College of Saint Scholastica who served as special assistant to the president for Native American affairs during the Obama administration, cautioned that the city had an uneven track record when it comes to embracing diversity.

“From my perspective we haven’t even figured out how to interact in a positive way with our indigenous people,” said Ms. Diver, a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who lives near Duluth on her tribe’s reservation.

Mayor Larson seemed to acknowledge that. “I think we have a tremendous amount of work to do as a community to truly be a place where migration and immigration are seen as being strength and vitality and growth,” she said.

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Ultimately, if Duluth decides to invest in attracting climate migrants, whether voluntary or displaced, the city may face competition.

At least one other Great Lakes city, Buffalo, 700 miles away on the eastern tip of Lake Erie, also has winter cold, and the same geographic blessings as Duluth. Buffalo is predicted to have fresh water even as the climate warms, and its summers will remain relatively cool.

“We’ve never had a 100 degree day,” said Stephen J. Vermette, a professor of geography at Buffalo State.

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But Buffalo has already received what could be described as a wave of climate migrants, after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in the autumn of 2017.

They came partly because Buffalo has an established Puerto Rican population, which meant that many prospective migrants had friends and relatives in the city.

At the same time, Buffalo had advertised itself on Puerto Rican television in search of Spanish language teachers. They came because they had connections and knew that there was a chance they could make a life there.

“About 10,000 people came here after the hurricane in Puerto Rico,” said George Besch, chairman of the board of directors at Designing to Live Sustainably, a nonprofit group working to help the Buffalo-Niagara region adapt to climate change.

According to Matthew Hauer, an assistant professor of sociology at Florida State University, people who migrate, whether by choice or not, still like to stick close to home, moving just far enough to get out of harm’s way but often remaining within the same state or region.

When people do go far away, he said, they either move for higher paying jobs, or they “tend to follow kin networks and friend networks.”

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Congratulations to Long Beach, Calif., which tops our list with 210 nice days per year. Los Angeles closely follows. Other cities near the top are some you might expect, such as San Diego, famous for its great weather, and parts of California's Central Valley.

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The upshot: Earth has at least 1.5 billion years left to support life, the researchers report this month in Geophysical Research Letters. If humans last that long, Earth would be generally uncomfortable for them, but livable in some areas just below the polar regions, Wolf suggests.

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More frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm animals, destroy the places they live, and wreak havoc on people's livelihoods and communities.

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Kiribati, the first country rising sea levels will swallow up as a result of climate change.

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The Nordic Region. Average temperatures in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland are expected to increase more than the global average over the ensuing decades (as much as 3 to 5 degrees Celsius by 2080). While that will necessitate some adaptation, on the whole, the region should benefit.

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  • Ireland.
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