Michiganders know how wonderful it is to live in the Great Lakes State in 2017.
But according to Popular Science, the longtime publication about science, technology and more, Michigan will be the United States’ most-desired state to live in by 2100.
The finding – based on weather patterns, temperatures and natural disasters – was presented in video format on March 10.
Popular Science arrived on Michigan using a process of elimination, predicting that in 2100:
“Sea levels could rise up to 6.6 feet.” This eliminated most areas on the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
“Category 4 and 5 hurricanes will double.” This eliminated coastal areas near the oceans.
“Tornadoes will be more severe, frequent and unpredictable.” This eliminated the area known as “Tornado Alley” in the middle of the country.
“Almost the entire country will be at a greater risk of drought.” This eliminated most of the central part of the country where water is sparser.
“The west will get hotter by 6.5 degrees and wildfires will burn 650 percent more land for every 1.8-degree rise in temperature.” Seems self-explanatory.
Mosquitoes that carry pathogens like Dengue and Zika will expand their range. This eliminated pretty much everything else, except Michigan.