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February 4th, 2020
2050 Climate Change City Index

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The accompanying table shows the ​top 10 cities with the highest Total Score​, indicating the greatest predicted overall climate change by 2050​.

A study revealing how the climate will shift by 2050 in major cities around the globe has been released by apartment rentals platform, ​Nestpick.com​. To understand how some of the most popular cities in the world will be affected by climate change, the apartment platform set out to determine how potential temperature shifts, water shortages and rising sea-levels could impact our planet in the next 20 to 30 years. Nestpick hopes this study will not only help those looking to relocate to make informed decisions about how climate change may impact their chosen city, but also add to the growing debate about how the correct legislation and safeguarding procedures can be put in place to ensure the longevity and liveability of these cities.

  • Bangkok, Thailand, ​may experience the greatest climate change by 2050, with the highest risk of flooding from rising sea-levels and a temperature increase of 3.01​°F​.
  • Nairobi, Kenya, ​may experience the biggest overall climate shift by 2050, moving from a Temperate Humid Warm Summer climate to a Tropical Savanna Wet Summer climate type, and a 4.16​°F​ temperature increase.
  • Melbourne, Australia,​ may experience the greatest water stress increase, where demand will be double the supply by 2040.
  • Ho Chi Minh City​, Vietnam, and ​Amsterdam​, Netherlands, are the 2nd and 3rd cities, respectively, potentially set to experience the greatest climate shift by 2050.

Click here to read the complete methodology and full dataset.

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