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Careers For Climate Change

 - Aug 2, 2008
References: trendhunter
These climate predictions and job opportunities are specific to the Great Lakes region.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream. It's called global warming, and that means it's going to get... warmer. With more summer days projected to have average daily temperatures over 90 degrees, an ice cream truck makes a lot of sense. Of course, with the price of gasoline, the truck should be electric.

100 percent chance of rain. Warmer temperatures will cause more evaporation from the lakes, resulting in more frequent rain storms. Seattle comes to mind. My prediction: an increase in the sales of umbrellas, rain coats, and water-proof footwear.

Get out your snow shovels. With warmer winters and less ice cover, increased lake evaporation will result in increased winter precipitation - aka, SNOW. And lots of it. This presents the perfect opportunity for a snow-plowing business.

Callabunga, dude! I've heard of people surfing on the Great Lakes but, with a prediction of more intense storms, perhaps Midwest coastal cities may someday get their own surf shops.

A lot of birds migrate - traveling to the warmer, southern areas in the Winter. What happens when it doesn't get cold? They don't fly anywhere. They just stay put and poop all over the place. An entrepreneur might start a sidewalk cleaning service or even a pest exterminating business.

Photo by re-ality (Flickr).