According to Yale Climate Connections, many parts of the USA are well positioned to cope with the consequences of climate change, in part because of the country’s vast farmland, technological prowess, and economic wealth — although wealth inequality is vast and growing and differs by state. Like all parts of the world however, serious and unavoidable changes in climate are set to impact the USA. A 2021 survey of 2,000 US residents found about half of the 628 respondents who planned to move in 2022 were motivated in part by extreme temperatures or the increasing frequency and intensity of natural disasters. Texas’ Gulf Coast will face sea-level rise, stronger hurricanes, floods, and an expanded range of tropical, mosquito-borne diseases. By contrast, parts of the upper Midwest and the Northeast are likely to be more sheltered from major impacts such as sea-level rise, hurricanes, wildfires, extreme drought, and heat. Some cities, such as Buffalo and Duluth, are launching efforts to brand themselves as climate havens for Americans seeking to relocate from areas more impacted by climate change. According to the CRSI, the most resilient county in the USA is Kodiak Island, Alaska.
Apply for residence in the USA here.