These 15 US Cities Will Be Desert Wastelands By 2080

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by Jenn Gidman

Climate-linked headaches are taking place worldwide, but closer to home, a bunch of US sites are at risk of turning into actual deserts. examined data from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and found 15 cities that will have significantly different climates by 2080, if global warming patterns continue as expected. Here, where things may be about to get a lot drier:

  • Billings, Mont.
  • Boulder, Colo.
  • Cheyenne, Wyo.
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Conroe, Texas
  • Grand Junction, Colo.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • Lawton, Okla.
  • Los Angeles
  • Provo, Utah
  • Sherman, Texas
  • Simi Valley, Calif.
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Vacaville, Calif.
  • Vallejo, Calif.

Check out the list to see which cities these at-peril sites may one day resemble. (Here, the US cities with the most and least “nice” days.)

Edited via Newser.

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3 Responses to These 15 US Cities Will Be Desert Wastelands By 2080

  1. Glenn Geist Reply

    August 3, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    ‘My name is Donald Trump, king of kings:
    Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’

    Boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      August 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

      My name is Donald Trump and I understand none of this shit:

      When with the skin you do acknowledge drought,
      The dry in the voice, the lightness of feet, the fine
      Flake of the heat at every level line;

      When with the hand you learn to touch without
      Surprise the spine for the leaf, the prickled petal,
      The stone scorched in the shine, and the wood brittle;

      Then where the pipe drips and the fronds sprout
      And the foot-square forest of clover blooms in sand,
      You will lean and watch, but never touch with your hand

      • Glenn Geist Reply

        August 6, 2019 at 1:37 pm

        Wow! Glad I looked it up. That’s brilliant!

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