So I've been thinking a lot about microclimate engineering as a way of making communities more resilient against climate change. This kind of thing can be pretty easily done on a small scale (bodies of water which passively cool the surrounding area, etc), but there's no reason to stop there.

there's also historic examples of local climate engineering being done on much larger scales. Admittedly, most of these examples were largely accidental and had pretty negative outcomes, but my point is that it can be done.

Iowa used to be cool and dry, but once all the prairie got replaced with corn, that corn started pumping out so much moisture that now the state is hot and humid. Maybe not the best thing to have happen, but very interesting!

There may be ways to replicate this that aren't so damaging to native environments. Most plants already have properties that regulate their local environments, managing temperature and humidity, aiding in soil health, filtering airborne particulates and toxins, the list goes on. And just like we bred corn and other subsistence plants to taste better and have higher calorie loads, we can breed plants to be better at absorbing humidity, or negating temperature shifts!

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