Climate Change Perks: How El Paso is Swapping Cacti for Palm Trees
Amid global warming concerns, El Paso, Texas, is being tipped as the NEXT beachfront hotspot.
Texans are beginning to trade in their air conditioners for dehumidifiers, preparing for the predicted tropical "transformation."
Imagine swapping out your cowboy boots for flip-flops, and sitting under a palm tree sipping margaritas in your own backyard.
Property developers are rubbing their hands in glee as they draft plans for 'El Paso Bay' – a waterfront community meant to house the "eventual" wave of sun-chasing tourists.
An investment in El Paso today could mean beachfront property tomorrow... FYI.
Plus, the confused/ local wildlife is adapting to the changing climate, with desert reptiles being reported swimming.
Climate change skeptics might shrug off these predictions as exaggerated warnings.
But with unexpected changes already occurring, including out-of-place tropical showers and a surprising surge of cacti flowers, the vision of a seaside El Paso seems less far-fetched.
So, as the world debates the merits and drawbacks of climate change, El Paso's residents are gearing up for a whole new way of life.
Everything is bigger in Texas – including our role in the climate change story.
And while others are worried about the dire impacts of global warming, El Pasoans are dreaming of beachfront bliss in the heart of Texas.
Let me know what you think about global warming's effects on El Paso at firstname.lastname@example.org
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