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By 2080, These US Cities Will Be Arid Wastelands

If climate change patterns continue as expected, per GOBankingRates.com
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Climate-linked headaches are taking place worldwide, but closer to home, a bunch of US sites are at risk of turning into actual deserts. GOBankingRates.com 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.)

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