Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- Dr. Guy McPherson Interview – Abrupt Climate Change April 18, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Objectivity April 18, 2019
- No solutions in sight to Mayotte’s chronic water shortages April 18, 2019
- Why Should Americans Care About NATO/US In Africa? April 18, 2019
- How Antarctica’s tourist boom could affect Earth’s ‘last great wilderness’ April 18, 2019
- Civil War and Reconstruction: A Conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. April 18, 2019
- The Mueller Report – A PBS NewsHour/FRONTLINE Special April 18, 2019
- Can we hack climate change to save us all? | Foreign Correspondent April 18, 2019
- Major Sea Level Rise in Near Future | Jason Briner | TEDxBuffalo April 17, 2019
- A farewell to ice | Peter Wadhams | TEDxUHasselt April 17, 2019
- Extreme Weather Wake-up Call – Peter Wadhams April 17, 2019
- Speech at UN on Climate Emergency April 17, 2019
- Deep Adaptation Q&A 2019-03-27 with Jem Bendell April 17, 2019
- Jem Bendell – Deep Adaptation (IMPROVED VERSION) April 17, 2019
- Deep Adaptation – Jem Bendell & Toni Spencer April 17, 2019
- Inside Look | Reconstruction: America After the Civil War | PBS April 17, 2019
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.: The Reconstruction Is As Relevant As Ever April 17, 2019
- Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow: Henry Louis Gates Jr. April 17, 2019
- Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery: Margaret Ellen Newell April 17, 2019
- Margaret Newell, New England Indians, Colonists, & the Origins of American Slavery April 17, 2019
- They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South April 17, 2019
- Black Women Read They Were Her Property April 17, 2019
- White Women Were Avid Slaveowners, a New Book Shows April 17, 2019
- To Be Sold, part 4: New Orleans panel discussion April 17, 2019
- To Be Sold, part 4: New Orleans panel discussion April 17, 2019
- Expand Your Mind with They Were Her Property by Stephanie Jones Rogers April 17, 2019
- The Fugitive Slave Clause: Rethinking Gender, Slavery, and the Constitution April 17, 2019
- Eco-Friendly Wastewater Treatment System April 16, 2019
- Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment April 16, 2019
- Purified Recycled Water – A vital part of our future April 16, 2019
- Clean Water Ad By Koch Industries 4/24/16 April 16, 2019
- Rich Tehrani discusses the global rollout of 5G technology April 16, 2019
- In Niger, rising temperatures mean barren fields — but fertile ground for terrorism April 16, 2019
- BRET EASTON ELLIS: FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN A DIGITAL AGE April 16, 2019
- Why Mueller Investigation Was Deeply Flawed (w/ Kenneth F. McCallion) April 16, 2019
- Prof. William Lawrence discusses Africa’s historic free trade agreement April 16, 2019
- San Francisco, USA – “Sound the Alarm for a Living Future!” – Int. Extinction Rebellion Day April 15, 2019
- LIVE: Extinction Rebellion block London landmarks as part of their UK rebellion April 15, 2019
- Tell the truth! Sound the Alarm on the Climate Emergency – Extinction Rebellion April 15, 2019
- China-US trade relations take center stage at Harvard forum April 15, 2019
- 4,000yo paintings unearthed in Egypt April 15, 2019
- Tracking World Migration | The Economist April 15, 2019
- Map Shows How Humans Migrated Across The Globe April 15, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion activists cause disruption across London in climate change protests April 15, 2019
- Why China Doesn’t Want Your Trash Anymore April 15, 2019
- Notre Dame blaze: Main structure reported ‘saved’, Macron vows to rebuild April 15, 2019
- ‘Catastrophic fire’ inflicts major damage on Notre Dame Cathedral April 15, 2019
- Report says Great Lakes region warming faster than rest of US April 15, 2019
- Noam Chomsky – Hatred of Unions and Social Security April 15, 2019
- Yo-Yo Ma on the importance of telling each other our stories April 15, 2019
Daily Archives: February 24, 2017
Climate Ready Boston Released
December 8, 2016
Today marks the release of Climate Ready Boston, a bold initiative that examines the possible impacts of climate change to the city over the next century. You can download the complete report here, or read on for a high-level overview below.
What is Climate Ready Boston?
It’s a roadmap for Boston to be better prepared for coastal, riverine, and stormwater flooding and impacts of heat. The report identifies vulnerabilities, analyzes, and quantifies projected annualized losses, and outlines opportunities to mitigate impacts. In addition to protecting against future flooding and other impacts, resiliency planning works towards opportunities to make Boston an increasingly livable city. Climate Ready Boston offers approaches to preparing the city for uncertain future events, improving the city’s vibrancy, and spurring responsible economic development. Boston’s work in this topic area has very real implications for the future of the city, but also sets an example for resilience planning and investment that leads the region and the nation.
What was the impetus for this initiative?
Climate Ready Boston builds on years of research and discussion on sea level rise in the city. A series of related studies were conducted by a mixture of civic, non-profit, and for-profit entities, including: the City of Boston, Boston Harbor Now, Sasaki, and the Green Ribbon Commission. This precedent work culminated in the City of Boston successfully applying for a Department of Coastal Zone Management grant to complete a detailed vulnerability assessment.
The destabilization of natural systems and the cascading damage of human systems have profound implications for security, prosperity, and justice in this century that compel us to innovate and to act. This crisis also offers a historic opportunity and obligation to employ our ingenuity to discover solutions that lie on the boundaries where disciplines blur.
The Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston (SSL) will leverage Greater Boston and the East Coast region as a “test bed” for the development, testing, and implementation of solutions that are environmentally sound, economically sustainable, and socially just.
SSL will actively work to match faculty across disciplines and to build a bridge between practitioners in the community, business, and government to identify research that might have the most significant practical effects.
The Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston will also enhance the activities of existing centers, institutes, and academic programs by coordinating and supporting fundraising and grants, educational programs, social media and outreach, convenings, and conferences.
Why It Works
The transformational power and potential of the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston draws from
- the distinctive expertise of UMass Boston faculty
- UMass Boston’s culture of cross-disciplinary collaboration and integrative applied research
- innovative partnerships both on- and off-campus
- dynamic, effective ongoing interactions with regional businesses, environmental and community-based organizations, and local, national, and international policymakers