About Chloe Bennett

Chloe Bennett is a climate change reporter based in Lake Placid, NY. Originally from North Texas, Chloe has always been drawn to the natural world. In 2022, she graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY where she focused on environmental reporting and audio production. She grew a deep appreciation for the Adirondack Park while interning for the Explorer in the summer of 2022.

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  1. louis curth says

    …more people migrating to the Adirondacks for its climate is likely, climate scientist and Paul Smith’s College professor Curt Stager said.
    “This environment is going to look better and better as the rest of the country looks worse and worse”.

    The implications of professor Stager’s comments to reporter Chloe Bennett should be concerning for anyone who cares about the future of the Adirondacks.

    David Wallace-Wells article “There ‘s No Escape From Wildfire Smoke” in the May 17th NYT also offers readers a sobering look at what lies ahead:


  2. Freethedacks says

    Climate migration? You mean when people leave the Adirondacks and move to Florida to escape the snow and black flies? We used to call them snowbirds.
    Can we stop with the everything in climate change narrative? Sure, the west has wildfires. Well, the west has always had wildfires. It’s a dry climate. And CO2 is not to blame. It’s just that more people live in the west than ever before, so when a fire starts, then somebody gets impacted. It’s like complaining about the frequency of low flying planes when you live next to the airport. And why is there an affordable housing shortage in the Adirondacks? It’s because the State owns more than half the land in the Park, and then what is available is regulated to death by the APA. And of course, anything with a view or a water front, the town assessor’s will crush the property owner with taxes. That leaves only the wealthy downstaters and outsiders able to afford property in Adirondacks. And after they get it, it’s NIMBY for any other development.

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