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LisaM

(28,002 posts)
7. Maybe they shouldn't have moved in the first place.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 02:39 PM
Apr 2024

I rarely go to Florida or Arizona (only for events like weddings or conferences) and I am appalled by the overuse of power. First, everyone drives. I don't recall seeing much transit in Miami or Orlando or Phoenix.

But next is the amount of air-conditioning! It's insane. No one tries to cool off with the time-proven methods of thick walls, shade, ceiling fans, and cross breezes. Nope. AC all the way, all day.

Climate is certainly a big consideration when buying a home in FL. lark Apr 2024 #1
A trickle of people that can afford to move to safer places will become a torrent of people erronis Apr 2024 #2
As the author points out, there are places that can't really be rebuilt, so survivors must move Hekate Apr 2024 #22
Please use the original source (ProPublica) when posting these articles erronis Apr 2024 #3
I tried but couldn't access. Thanks for original link. cbabe Apr 2024 #8
Thank you! mahina Apr 2024 #33
Meanwhile Florida is third in the nation in possitive net migration growth. progressoid Apr 2024 #4
Yikes! I saw a two-panel map of Florida a few months ago that calimary Apr 2024 #30
Global warming refugee here not fooled Apr 2024 #5
Yes, the entire SW is in peril with the Colorado River drying up. Before too long there will be no water or electricity. PSPS Apr 2024 #6
A few years ago Mme. Defarge Apr 2024 #9
That's what we decided, too. Never been happier! calimary Apr 2024 #31
There's a decent light rail in the Phoenix area Retrograde Apr 2024 #13
I am not sure I would say the light rail is decent. former9thward Apr 2024 #18
Folks in the Sulpher Spring Valley east of Sierra Visita would like a word re not affecting people Attilatheblond Apr 2024 #32
AZ is going to see net migration out Warpy Apr 2024 #17
That is not true. former9thward Apr 2024 #20
The Wildcat Subdivision loophole not fooled Apr 2024 #26
Did you have water issues? former9thward Apr 2024 #28
Per local well drillers and engineers not fooled Apr 2024 #38
Developers are not being honest re 100 years of water. Attilatheblond Apr 2024 #34
Oh, yeah, that goes on not fooled Apr 2024 #40
Agriculture responded to less Colorado River water by punping out ground water Warpy Apr 2024 #41
"...a long time before global warming..." ret5hd Apr 2024 #25
Yeah, that about sums him up not fooled Apr 2024 #27
I did notice, though, that two years ago we had 100+ degree temperatures for three days. calimary Apr 2024 #43
Maybe they shouldn't have moved in the first place. LisaM Apr 2024 #7
It takes less power to AC those areas to a comfortable level than you think. former9thward Apr 2024 #23
I went ahead and looked up which states have the most power usage. LisaM Apr 2024 #35
Wasn't your post about AC? former9thward Apr 2024 #37
That was just an example of why people shouldn't necessarily all go to the South. LisaM Apr 2024 #42
IN the North West we're already seeing the effects of this. One effect has been radical reduction in affordable housing. Ford_Prefect Apr 2024 #10
Oh, yeah not fooled Apr 2024 #11
Polls are one thing, reality is another. former9thward Apr 2024 #12
And the South and Southwest are seeing insurance rates skyrocket NickB79 Apr 2024 #15
Insurance rates are rising everywhere. former9thward Apr 2024 #16
The scale of property value to be lost is in the trillions NickB79 Apr 2024 #39
Yep. Denial is a real thing. Brenda Apr 2024 #21
Companies such as Redfin are part of the problem IMHO Retrograde Apr 2024 #14
Glad you mentioned Redfin - all of these companies really want to have housing churn. erronis Apr 2024 #24
Been talking about that for years here, often to dismissals. Brenda Apr 2024 #19
Texas and Florida are both growing in population like wildfire. Chainfire Apr 2024 #29
A town talked about in the article, Slidell, LA, just four days ago hit by Backseat Driver Apr 2024 #36
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