…Facing the effects of climate change, such as flooding and rising sea levels, many cities are looking for ways to revamp with resilient infrastructure. While Chicago might not come to mind as easily as the likes of New York, the Midwest city is in preparation mode. As WBEZ reported last year, Chicago could even be a future refuge:
As University of Chicago Law Professor David Weisbach said, however, the Chicago area might be well-positioned to handle newcomers and other unforeseen impacts.
“We have a temperate environment. We have a highly diversified economy — it’s not dependent on any one sector. We have a stable fresh water supply,” Weisbach said. “If you think about what the effects of climate change will be in Chicago, it’s going to be the knock-on effects. We’re connected to the rest of the world, and what matters to the rest of the world matters to us. That will affect us potentially very, very deeply.”
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