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Old 08-30-2018, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'll take "Rust Belt" over this any day. We have our faults but we can breathe and are fairly safe from the most dangerous natural elements in the Cleveland area.

https://www.newstimes.com/news/artic...t-13191579.php
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I agree. In a world, a couple degrees warmer on average, Cleveland is geographically well positioned. It'll be interesting to see how cities adapt to climate change especially in places like Miami and New Orleans with sea level rise, Houston with flooding, and Pheonix et al. with excessive heat.

Speaking of climate change, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a sustainability summit this month Sept. 20th and 21st. Purchase tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-su...ts-46540226069
I went last year and had fun. I joined a working group focusing on the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, highly recommend going if you into this sort of thing.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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I fear Cleveland is on its way to becoming a Heat Belt city. Now we get temps in the mid-90s on days in May and September... IIRC that was almost unheard of when I was a kid. And has anyone else noticed it doesn't seem to cool off as much as it used to on summer nights? Used to be, daytime highs in the mid-80s meant overnight temps in the mid-60s. Now on such days it often doesn't go below the mid-70s at night.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I agree. In a world, a couple degrees warmer on average, Cleveland is geographically well positioned. It'll be interesting to see how cities adapt to climate change especially in places like Miami and New Orleans with sea level rise, Houston with flooding, and Pheonix et al. with excessive heat.

Speaking of climate change, the Office of Sustainability is hosting a sustainability summit this month Sept. 20th and 21st. Purchase tickets here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-su...ts-46540226069
I went last year and had fun. I joined a working group focusing on the Cleveland Climate Action Plan, highly recommend going if you into this sort of thing.
My poor West Coast and PNW friends really suffered this summer and summers have also been unseasonably hot for the last three. Another reason to be glad I moved here four years ago! AC used to be a novelty in Portland, now it's a must have item. They are learning to adapt but the horrible smoke filled air from the fires can't be remedied. People were literally stuck in their homes for days because it was too dangerous to leave.

I didn't like this miserable heat here any more than anyone else but it was still one thousand times better than what friends and relatives had to live with on the West Coast.
It may have been the warmest here since the fifties but everywhere had a record heat, even Europe. We are in a good place in Cleveland.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:27 AM
 
Location: cleveland
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Old 09-06-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Michael Eseme the channel 3 wheather guy said it was not since the '50's we had this many 90 degree days in one summer. I should have clarified that when I said "warmest."
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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20 - 30 years from now much of that sunbelt migration will be returning in mass. Cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas should not even exist... they are unsustainable and will be abandoned, full stop. But also much of California and Texas, Denver... basically everywhere west of the Mississippi has a shrinking ceiling in terms of heat and drought. Temps are projected to rise 10 degrees in some of those cities. Populations are set to double in that time frame as well. These compounding forces (heat, drought and pop increases) will run the Colorado River dry just as our oil tap runs dry (40 years max). That will be a scary time and place to be.

Sea level rise will also put lots of pressure on places like HOU, NO, most of Florida, even BOS and NYC.

So yes. Cleveland is positioned well, geographically speaking. Sitting on a large body of fresh water certainly helps. However, we need to start taking better care of it.
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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The Rust Belt has some of the best climates in terms of 4 seasons and a comfortable summer

I agree that Cleveland is well situated in terms of location. It is very unlikely to experience drought or the other horrors that come with the arid climates of the West. I often wonder why some of the populated places out west have people there to begin with: "Hey, this place gets 100 F for half the year and under 5" of rain a year...looks like a cool place to move!" What?!
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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The Rust Belt has some of the best climates in terms of 4 seasons and a comfortable summer

I agree that Cleveland is well situated in terms of location. It is very unlikely to experience drought or the other horrors that come with the arid climates of the West. I often wonder why some of the populated places out west have people there to begin with: "Hey, this place gets 100 F for half the year and under 5" of rain a year...looks like a cool place to move!" What?!
You and me both. I have family in Santa Monica. Ugh! Not for me. Hot, hot, hot!
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:56 AM
 
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The Rust Belt has some of the best climates in terms of 4 seasons and a comfortable summer

I agree that Cleveland is well situated in terms of location. It is very unlikely to experience drought or the other horrors that come with the arid climates of the West. I often wonder why some of the populated places out west have people there to begin with: "Hey, this place gets 100 F for half the year and under 5" of rain a year...looks like a cool place to move!" What?!
Yeah, I mean it's got to be the jobs. Why else? Lots of retirees (used to? still do?) like the dry, warm air, but holy crap is it uncomfortable to me. Maybe they're subconsciously preparing for Mars?
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