Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- DiCaprio criticizes climate change deniers September 20, 2017
- DiCaprio criticizes climate change deniers September 20, 2017
- Talk Africa: China-Africa cooperation on poverty September 20, 2017
- Climate Change Workshop: Welcome and Talk The Challenges of Generation 1 5C September 20, 2017
- 40th Rhodes Women Anniversary September 20, 2017
- Standing up for the World: Sustainability and Climate Change Panel September 20, 2017
- How ‘personalized learning’ can put college in reach for nontraditional students September 20, 2017
- Hurricane Maria Targets Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands September 20, 2017
- China…If They Pull the Plug, We’re Screwed September 19, 2017
- Mark Hertsgaard: It’s not politics, it’s science – Start Making Sense from @TheNation September 19, 2017
- What is environmental racism and environmental justice? – #PoliticallyReactive with @wkamaubell September 19, 2017
- Dr. Michael E. Mann on attribution science and the tactics of inaction and delay – Bradcast September 19, 2017
- US rushes into liberated Syrian areas for access to rich oil fields – Fmr. Pentagon official September 19, 2017
- “Kerry Convening” Conference “Closing Plenary: Citizen Engagement & Activism ” September 19, 2017
- First Irma, now Maria. Here’s how U.S. territories are preparing for disaster September 19, 2017
- Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattles Mexico City, Puebla September 19, 2017
- U.N. Leader Gives Climate Warning as U.S. Continues Exit from Paris Agreement September 19, 2017
- Category 5 Hurricane Maria Threatens Storm-Ravaged Caribbean September 19, 2017
- Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Category 5 Hurricane Maria Barreling Toward Puerto Rico September 19, 2017
- Republican Politicians Launch Their Own Fake News Website To Spread Propaganda September 19, 2017
- Trump Threatens To ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea In U.N. Speech September 19, 2017
- Jane Mayer / The Koch Brothers and the Weaponizing of Philanthropy September 19, 2017
- Koch Brothers Fuel the GOP’s War on Climate Science September 19, 2017
- The end of humanity: Nick Bostrom at TEDxOxford September 19, 2017
- Paris and Perspectives on Climate Change | Alice Bows-Larkin | TEDxYouth@Manchester September 19, 2017
- UN wonders whether US will pull out of Paris Climate Accords September 19, 2017
- TRNN SPECIAL: Trump, The Koch Brothers and Their War on Climate Science September 19, 2017
- Category 5 Hurricane Maria threatens ‘disastrous damage’ in the Caribbean September 19, 2017
- US State, City Leaders Vow Support for Paris Agreement September 19, 2017
- Footage Category 5 Hurricane Maria Hits Dominica September 19, 2017
- Artist and Empire: Facing Britains Imperial Past: Alison Smith, David Blayney Brown, Carol Jacob September 18, 2017
- Noam Chomsky New Update Sep 19, 2017 – After the Electoral Extravaganza September 18, 2017
- Naomi Klein Warns Europe May Water Down Paris Accord to Win Support from Trump September 18, 2017
- Ex-Head of U.S. Operations for Shell to Lead Houston’s Harvey Recovery September 18, 2017
- Trump Admin Issues Conflicting Information About Paris Climate Deal September 18, 2017
- Exposing the real price of the US fracking industry September 18, 2017
- Landrush in Africa – (vpro backlight documentary – 2008) September 18, 2017
- Shale cowboys: fracking under Trump – (VPRO documentary – 2017) September 18, 2017
- #climatechange: End of the world as we know it | Life Links September 18, 2017
- Naomi Klein: We Are Seeing the Shock Doctrine in Effect After Hurricanes Harvey & Irma September 18, 2017
- No Is Not Enough: Naomi Klein on Bernie’s Medicare-for-All Bill & Future of Democratic Party September 18, 2017
- 350.org’s Bill McKibben on People’s Climate March: “Weekends Are for Fighting Tyranny” September 18, 2017
- Bernie Sanders’ Enlightening Climate Change Discussion With Bill McKibben September 18, 2017
- Bill McKibben On The Fate Of The Earth | The New School September 18, 2017
- Kahn Humanities Lecture: Bill McKibben September 18, 2017
- “Towards a New Past: the Legacies of British Slave-ownership” by Professor Catherine Hall September 18, 2017
- Liverpool (A Legacy of British Imperial Slave Trade) September 18, 2017
- What does London owe to slavery? (26 Oct 2010) September 18, 2017
- Legacies of British Slave-Ownership in the Long Eighteenth-Century September 18, 2017
- The Legacies of British Slave Ownership September 18, 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