Buffalo, it turns out, might end up being the ideal destination for Agosto. The city isn’t immune to climate change, but scientists say it’s among a handful of cities that could become more desirable as the Earth warms.

While Agosto did not mean to be ahead of the curve, some forward-thinking people have looked to Buffalo as a snowy oasis. Susan Drayton moved to Buffalo from Florida in 2003, in part, because of what she calls her “apocalyptic vision” of the momentum of environmental problems after having lived through some extreme weather.

“I remember feeling all that anxiety about the weather,” she said. “One thing about living in Buffalo, I don’t have that same anxiety in the back of my mind.”