Should Minnesota prepare for climate migration? 

Wildfires burn in a California forest
Fires like the Beckwourth Complex Fire burning north of Lake Tahoe on July 9, 2021 have become more frequent and extreme in California, prompting some people think about moving out of the state.
Noah Berger | AP

Where will people go when home becomes unpleasant or unbearable because of climate change? 

One answer is … maybe Minnesota. In fact, climate migration to the state is already happening. 

MPR News guest host and Duluth correspondent Dan Kraker talked with Jamie Alexander of Drawdown Labs at Project Drawdown and Abrahm Lustgarten, a senior environmental reporter for ProPublica.

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.

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