Don’t Move, Don’t Sell Your House
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Jesse Keenan is an associate professor of real estate in the school of architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. He specializes in climate change and its effects on real estate.
“In our previous eras, our global competition was for oil. In the future, the global competition for resources will be water and fresh water, and water will be our single greatest commodity on Earth,” Keenan said.
Together, the five Great Lakes comprise the largest area of fresh water on earth, which Keenan says will draw people to live around the lakes. But it’s not just water. The extreme heat of the south and west, that causes drought and forest fires, will drive people to more moderate climates.