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6 ways America might look different 83 years after leaving the Paris Agreement.

With the Trump administration reportedly set to leave the Paris climate agreement, it’s time to focus on what’s really important: tourism!

Since the rollout of Trump’s Muslim ban, hotels, airlines, and destinations are already losing millions as international travelers avoid the United States. But by leaving the Paris agreement, under which signatories agree to limit global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius, the administration is ensuring that the tourism industry of 2100 will boom like never before!

President Trump may be scaring away visitors now, but America will look like a completely different country by then. A mere 76-80 years after Trump is gone, America will deliver a whole new climate change-affected experience for the adventurous tourist to enjoy!

We might be too lazy to change the slogans, but nature is probably going to change the views a whole lot.

Get pumped. Here’s what the rebrand might look like:

1. Visit beautiful Miami!

Without the concerted effort to curb carbon emissions and reduce temperature rise mandated by the Paris Agreement, the ensuing six- to 10-foot sea level rise by 2100 would probably sink much of the Florida city.

On the plus side, more party yachts and deep sea fishing!

2. Experience nature’s defrosted majesty at Montana’s Glacier National Park!

The park’s signature glaciers have already shrunk 40% over the past 50 years, and the more global temperature rises, the more that trend is expected to accelerate.

Why haul your family all the way to Montana for some boring millennia-old ice sheets when you could travel thousands of miles to see … just some regular mountains!

3. Explore the magnificent, colorful coral reefs of Key West!

Ocean warming has already bleached 91% of the Great Barrier Reef. And if it can happen in Australia, there’s no reason why it couldn’t happen here too.

Turns out, it already is down in the Florida Keys! And more to come as the temperature rises!

We’re #1! We’re #1!

4. See the majestic swimming ponies of Assateague Island!

The famous Maryland/Virginia horse sanctuary is one of many eastern barrier islands that could be doomed by rising sea levels. Every year, the wild herd swims from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island, a tourist event that draws 50,000 people to the small island community.

If sea levels continue rising, the ponies might have to adjust to longer swims but the island’s kayaking industry will boom!

5. Roam the rolling wheat fields of Kansas!

A 2015 Kansas State University study found that wheat production will likely decline 6% for every degree Celsius of temperature rise.

With more of the state’s fertile farmland decaying into hazy, spooky wastelands, Halloween travel to the state is sure to explode!

6. Get up close and personal with history at Mar-a-Lago!

Along with the rest of southern Florida, a double-digit sea level rise could reduce President Trump’s favorite play place to damp, moldy rubble.

If ruined monuments to civilizational hubris rake in the bucks in Greece and Rome, imagine how well they’ll do in a country that really knows how to cash in!

While the window to stop the president from withdrawing from the Paris Agreement appears to be closing (for now), it hasn’t happened yet!

Which means if you like America as is, there’s still time to try to preserve it for your kids and grandkids.

For those of us who aren’t in office, one of the most effective ways to help save the planet is to let those who are know how we feel about the choices they make.

According to an Associated Press report, 22 Republican senators are pressuring Trump to leave the accord. If you’re represented by one of them, you can give them a call to try to change their mind.

If you’re represented by Sen. Lindsay Graham, Rep. Vern Buchanan, or any of the other Republican elected officials who support staying in the agreement, call them and tell them to keep doing what they’re doing.

Even if the agreement goes down, all won’t be lost right away. Here’s some hopeful reading that describes the best-case scenario to a Paris Agreement-less U.S. a massive grassroots backlash that leads to more renewable energy innovation and a greener future. And cities and states are stepping in to enact tougher emissions rules where the federal government is stepping back.

But in the meantime, get calling.

The stakes are too high to hope for the best.

Read more: http://www.upworthy.com/6-ways-america-might-look-different-83-years-after-leaving-the-paris-agreement

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Guesthouse Find: The Lisboans Lisbon

Lisbon is incredibly proud of its canned goods industry, so a rundown ex-canning factory was perhaps the perfect site to transform into a stunning new guesthouse. Welcome to The Lisboans – a dreamy respite of 15 boutique apartments, its industrial architecture still beautifully intact and even the tiniest details considered and polished. From the Crosley record […]

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Restaurant Find: Bep Ga NYC

If you’re not careful you’ll miss it, and boy would that be a shame. Bep Ga NYC opened quietly in March of 2017, and since they’ve been selling four Vietnamese dishes out of an almost signless shop. On the menu there’s chicken noodle soup (phở gà), chicken noodle salad (phở gà kho), chicken and rice […]

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Restaurant find: Foxlow London

Foxlow London is that rare kind of place where everything just ‘works’ – everything from the smart and understated entrance, right down to the beautifully printed menus – and we haven’t even got to the food or interior design yet. The decision to relocate from its smaller, North-East premises in May to the heart of […]

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Cafe Find: Butler Bakeshop NYC

Just shy of the Williamsburg Bridge in the blossoming South Williamsburg neighborhood is Butler Bakeshop NYC, a casual counter service bakery showcasing sweet and savory pastries using fine dining techniques. Michelin-starred baker Ryan Butler, formerly of Piora and Gramercy Park Hotel, brings a global take on traditional baked goods such as his Sticky Bun with […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Casa Mãe Lagos

Lagos from the sky. Photo by Lacobrigo.

Situated beside the 16th century city walls of Lagos, Portugal, lies Casa Mãe, the passion project of friends and former neighbours Veronique Polaert and Christian Kraus. The new hotel, completed in 2017, offers rooms and bungalows in a sleek, sensitively designed new building and a restored 19th century house. Every element of the design expresses […]

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Restaurant find: 121BC Hong Kong

For Italian cuisine in the heart of Hong Kong, look no further than 121BC. Situated in the backstreets of the ever-bustling Peel Street, a contemporary and casual new destination for communal eating has opened. Sporting a rustic feel with old industrial steel levered windows and a modern interior, the spectacular centrepiece lighting fixture certainly catches […]

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Boutique Hotel Find: Lokal Hotel Philadelphia

Philly’s Old City neighborhood just got a new design-led boutique hotel that not only resembles the pages of Kinfolk Magazine, but also offers what the owners are calling “invisible service.” Essentially, this means that the hotel anticipates the guest’s needs before they arrive. For us, that meant asking us questions like “light or medium roast” […]

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Olya Kosterina’s “Pacific Coast Hwy Season” for memory inducing vibrations | June Spotify Playlist

Each month on Melting Butter, a new Spotify playlist gets published with a tightly edited selection of the best new and classic tracks geared towards listeners with a sophisticated ear. To get notified as soon as they are released, make sure you subscribe to Twitter or Facebook. For many, Los Angeles evokes the kind of memory of feeling like […]

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Restaurant Find: The Optimist Hong Kong

When in Hong Kong, brunches seem to be quite an event for the weekend, where it’s a time for many to relax and rewind over a long degustation meal. Here it lasts for hours over never-ending champagne and long conversations. The Optimist Hong Kong is one of the best places to situate oneself for a […]

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