This Is Expected To Be Boston’s Hottest August. How Will We Prepare For More? | Radio Boston

August 31, 2016   By Emma-Jean Weinstein

Drought affected fields at Shaw Farm in Dracut. The dairy farm has felt the effects of the severe drought that has plagued parts of Massachusetts this summer. (Joe Difazio/WBUR)

This month is expected to be the hottest August on record in Boston.

If climate projections hold, we’re going to have to get used to more sweltering heat. One of the “key findings” by Climate Ready Boston in May was that, by 2030, there may be as many as 40 days over 90 degrees. By 2070, there could be as many as 90 days over 90: almost the whole summer.

How will Boston adapt to a climate that could look less like New England and more like Baltimore or Atlanta?


Dennis Carlberg, co-chair of the sustainability council at the Urban Land Institute and director of sustainability at Boston University, which tweets @BU_Tweets.





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