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35. I went ahead and looked up which states have the most power usage.
Sun Apr 14, 2024, 08:51 PM
Apr 2024

Number one is Texas, by a huge margin, then California, then Florida. After that, there is a significant drop off and fourth is Ohio for some reason.

Texas, California, and Florida are not northern states. Moreover, northern states aren't hot all year round, and usually only use heat between October and April.

Another issue is water. The Southwest doesn't have it. California has had a number of drought years (remember when people in Arizona and New Mexico wanted to pipeline water from the Great Lakes?)

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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