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GEOL 1405 SE Caputi: Generating Ideas

How will you narrow down your search for the ideal city? Here are some resources to get you started.

Picking Your Research Topic: The Ideal City

The first step of any research project is picking the right topic. In this case, you need to choose at least one city and possibly several to research in-depth. You can decide which cities might be worth your time by doing some quick exploring. Unless you want to build a real-life Atlantis, this probably means beginning with checking how melting ice will affect the coastlines. Once you know if your city will still be above water, begin brainstorming and looking at other climate risks.

  • Business Insider video showing what the earth would look like if ALL the ice on earth melted. Estimates vary, but sea level would rise at least 230 ft.
  • Climate Impacts on Human Health: This is the EPA's archived page on health concerns related to climate change.  
  • Climate Change Atlas: US Forest Service reports on changing climates effects on different forest regions.