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The East Coast Is Going to Get Arkansas-ified

A new study finds the climate “twin city” for hundreds of places across the United States.
Source: Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Sixty years from now, climate change could transform the East Coast into the Gulf Coast. It will move Minnesota to Kansas, turn Tulsa into Texas, and hoist Houston into Mexico. Even Oregonians might ooze out of their damp, chilly corner and find themselves carried to the central valley of California.

These changes won’t happen literally, of course—but that doesn’t make them any less real. A new paper for hundreds of places across the United

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