American cities can expect to see more flooding, more drought, and more powerful storms in the coming years, according to a recently published report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The organization used information from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Pacific Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, to develop forecasts for 12 U.S. cities. "Remember the extreme rains and snow in the West, then tornadoes, then the Mississippi flooding (pictured), then the Missouri flooding, then more tornadoes?" says Peter Gleick of the Pacific Institute, as quoted in The Huffington Post. "Welcome to the future, today!" Here's a look at how these 12 cities will fare under the full brunt of climate change.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Is it now OK to have sex with animals?
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- In defense of Gwyneth Paltrow
- In Ferguson, Michael Brown lost his life — and America's police lost the benefit of the doubt
- Republicans love this new health care plan. Too bad it's basically a tax cut for the rich.
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 17 old proverbs we should use more often
- 8 tricks to surviving the holidays without gaining weight or being grouchy
- 10 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn't show today's kids
- The real story behind Deliver Us From Evil
Subscribe to the Week