NY Times names Toronto as North American city to live in if you're worried about climate change

Oct 21 2016, 12:27 am

If you’ve been associating the fall warmth with climate change, you’re not alone.

But according to a recent article, it looks like Toronto is not the worst place to be during this climate shift.

The New York Times has named Toronto one of the 9 best cities in North America to live in if you’re worried about climate change.

The article, published on October 20, discusses the places that are better positioned than others to “escape the brunt of drought, wildfire, extreme heat, extreme precipitation, extreme weather and hurricanes,” which were listed by Benjamin Strauss, Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts at Climate Central, as climate change related threats.

Although cities will be livable, they will increasingly feel the heat and be subjected to the threats. And while the 9 cities listed were better bets, safety was relative, according to the Times.

The reason for Toronto getting on the list? That would be its “developed infrastructure, financial system and public services” which would likely be unaffected by rising sea levels or water shortages.

The other eight cities listed include Portland, Detroit, Chicago, Madison, San Fransisco, Boise, State College, and New York City.

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