America, Stop Moving South

There is no good reason to move to climate-vulnerable places.

Burgess Powell
Jun 18 · 7 min read
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Las Vegas, Nevada. PC: Skyhobo, Getty Images Signature.

On June 17th, 2021, it was 118°F in Phoenix, Arizona — a temperature best described as “scorched earth” or “smote down from God” hot.

Phoenix’s record-breaking temperature comes hot off a trail of six, 110°F and higher days — a reality almost as disturbing as the fact that Phoenix is one of…