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The best places to live in the US if you're concerned about climate change

US News & World Report – RE Logo By Devon Thorsby of US News & World Report – RE | Slide 1 of 22: There may be no place a person can go to avoid the effects of a changing global climate, but some places are better located and prepared for record-breaking temperatures, rising sea levels and worsening natural disasters than others. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the 
Climate Resilience Screening Index in 2017 to measure a place’s ability to withstand and recover from meteorological events and natural disasters. The EPA calculated CRSI scores for every county in the U.S. by rating each community for resilience based on five categories: risk, governance, society, built environment and natural environment. To determine which of the 125 metro areas on the U.S. News 
Best Places to Live ranking are the most resilient based on the EPA data (excluding San Juan, Puerto Rico), we averaged the scores of all counties that make up the given metro areas. Read on to discover which places to consider living if you’re worried about climate change.

Which places are most resilient to climate change?

There may be no place a person can go to avoid the effects of a changing global climate, but some places are better located and prepared for record-breaking temperatures, rising sea levels and worsening natural disasters than others. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency established the Climate Resilience Screening Index in 2017 to measure a place’s ability to withstand and recover from meteorological events and natural disasters. The EPA calculated CRSI scores for every county in the U.S. by rating each community for resilience based on five categories: risk, governance, society, built environment and natural environment. To determine which of the 125 metro areas on the U.S. News Best Places to Live ranking are the most resilient based on the EPA data (excluding San Juan, Puerto Rico), we averaged the scores of all counties that make up the given metro areas. Click or swipe through to discover which places to consider living if you’re worried about climate change.
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