Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- Djobouti, China presidents agree to establish strategic partnership November 24, 2017
- James Lovelock – A Final Warning: by Nature Video November 24, 2017
- We should give up on saving the planet – James Lovelock November 24, 2017
- James Lovelock talks to David Freeman – A Rough Ride to the Future November 24, 2017
- Abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago provides clues about the future November 24, 2017
- Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going? November 24, 2017
- Sir Nicholas Stern – The economics of climate change November 24, 2017
- Nuclear Power and Climate Change November 24, 2017
- PBS Frontline_Business of disaster November 24, 2017
- PBS Frontline – Outbreak November 24, 2017
- Frontline: The Warning November 24, 2017
- PBS Frontline Black Money November 24, 2017
- Money, power and the American dream Documentary 2017 November 24, 2017
- The Battle For Oil: China vs The USA November 24, 2017
- China’s Rich Girls – 101 East November 24, 2017
- China’s African Gold Rush – 101 East November 24, 2017
- The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary | Guardian Investigations November 24, 2017
- This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein | Guardian Docs November 24, 2017
- Kevin Anderson on Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything” November 24, 2017
- Nuclear vs Renewable Debate – Newsnight feat Caroline Lucas November 24, 2017
- Naomi Klein Disagrees with Dr. James Hansen on Nuclear Power November 24, 2017
- James Hansen at #COP23: Nuclear Power? Are Renewables Enough? November 24, 2017
- Scientists: Rivers in Africa, Asia Responsible for Most Ocean Plastic Waste November 24, 2017
- San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Trump, Shock Doctrine & “Disaster Capitali sm” in Puerto Rico November 24, 2017
- Smita Narula on Report: Every 30 Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights & Agrarian Crisis in India November 24, 2017
- India Suicide Rate Among Indian Farmers Soar As They Struggle To Make Ends Meet November 24, 2017
- Climate change could wipeout 50-80% of Pacific fish species November 24, 2017
- Willie Soon brought to you and funded by Exxon November 24, 2017
- Monsanto Indian Farmer Suicide November 24, 2017
- The True Story of the Bilderberg Group: Daniel Estulin November 24, 2017
- Shadow Masters: An International Network of Governments and Secret-Service Agencies Working Together with Drugs Dealers and Terrorists for Mutual Benefit and Profit: Daniel Estulin November 24, 2017
- The Bilderberg Group part 1 8. – YouTube November 24, 2017
- Macron: France will replace US funding for UN climate science November 24, 2017
- UN climate talks: India puts heat on rich countries, China takes softer stance November 24, 2017
- China flexes its muscle as climate talks end with slow progress November 24, 2017
- We are not still in: can the world ever trust US again on climate? November 24, 2017
- IAEA: Iran implementing nuclear-related commitments November 24, 2017
- Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last – The New York Times November 24, 2017
- Scramble For Africa in HD November 24, 2017
- Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World? | The New Yorker November 24, 2017
- Carbon’s economic damage costlier than thought based on current science – Purd ue University November 24, 2017
- Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I November 23, 2017
- Chris Hedges: Americans Are Living a Fantasy – The Illusion of Love, Wisdom, Happiness (2009) November 23, 2017
- DECLINE of EMPIRES: The Signs of Decay + Blowback November 23, 2017
- Hidden Wars of Desert Storm Part 1 of 7 November 23, 2017
- Paul Hawken Presents the World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming November 23, 2017
- Paul Hawken – Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming November 23, 2017
- Who is stealing Nigeria’s oil? November 23, 2017
- Africa: States of independence – the scramble for Africa November 23, 2017
- Africa Before 1500 November 23, 2017
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