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Need a climate change safe haven? Look no further.

Posted: 11:09 PM, Sep 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-26 03:04:20Z

Where do you go when you're trying to avoid the effects of climate change? 

Well, one professor from Harvard, says the best place to go is Buffalo (They also said Duluth, MN). She was quoted in this article in The Guardian.

Reasons why Buffalo is viewed as climate refuge include: abundance of fresh water, easy sources to energy and the capacity to add more people.

Zoe Hamstead an associate professor at the University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning agrees with the Harvard professor, but says the region still needs a lot of work when it comes to planning for climate change.

“Buffalo has an incredibly beautiful historic building stock. And, I think that's one of the real assets, but it also presents a real challenge when it comes to energy efficiency,” said Hamstead.

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