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Please join the village Planning Commission for a thought provoking presentation on climate impacts affecting our future at their meeting Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.

Demographers say climate disruption will force some Americans to move.  Some 123 million people in the U.S. — 39 percent of the population —lived in coastal communities. One study concluded that by the end of this century, sea level rise alone could displace 13 million people, 6 million just in Florida.

Will Michigan and the Great Lakes be a destination for any of the displaced people? Maybe.

Circle of Blue, the Traverse City-based news organization, is closely following the potential that Michigan could attract climate migrants. Available evidence indicates that as an end-of-century destination, the Great Lakes will be among the most ecologically attractive North American destinations.

Join Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue’s senior editor and chief correspondent, at the next meeting of the Elk Rapids Planning Commission for a lively discussion on climate migration and its consequences for the Grand Traverse region and all of Michigan. The meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 starts at 7 p.m. The community is invited to join us via zoom link included in the Planning Commission agenda.