Calendar – Click on Date for links entered on that Day
- The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus ‘Total Market’ (2/2) June 18, 2019
- US hacks Russian power grid – report June 18, 2019
- All of the Mueller report’s major findings in less than 30 minutes June 18, 2019
- Greenland record melting June 18, 2019
- Pompeo: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran June 18, 2019
- Julian Assange Indictment “Criminalizes the News Gathering Process,” Says Pentagon Papers La wyer June 18, 2019
- What if all humanity had to do to save itself was listen? | Dustin Yellin June 18, 2019
- What does China want? | The Economist June 18, 2019
- What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains June 18, 2019
- China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade June 18, 2019
- The world according to China June 18, 2019
- The Next Climate Refugees June 18, 2019
- United Technologies – Raytheon Merger Is the Definition of Crony Capitalism June 18, 2019
- The World Bank Helps Investors Choose the Law They Want (1/2) June 18, 2019
- Patricia Espinosa at Opening Conference of #SB50Bonn June 18, 2019
- With Water Crisis Hitting The Nation, What Is The Govt’s Action Plan? June 18, 2019
- Climate change shifting the ground in Northern Canada June 18, 2019
- Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi dies during trial June 18, 2019
- Review of President Xi’s Central Asia visit June 18, 2019
- “No one else wants war”: Vijay Prashad on U.S. aggression toward Iran June 18, 2019
- Why Brazil’s elites resent former President Lula’s rise to power June 18, 2019
- Massive Hong Kong Protests Demand Withdrawal of Extradition Bill, Leader’s Resignation June 18, 2019
- China-UK ties in the new era June 18, 2019
- Order amidst the anger in Hong Kong protests June 17, 2019
- How China Humiliated a US President: Talking Heads June 16, 2019
- Source: Frustration in White House over ABC interview June 16, 2019
- Trump’s ‘Angst’ on China Could Create Years of Dilemmas: Jim O’Neill June 16, 2019
- Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News June 16, 2019
- John Dean responds to Trump calling him a ‘rat’ June 16, 2019
- US Department Of Energy Rebrands Fossil Fuels As “Freedom Gas” June 16, 2019
- Iran attack on Japanese ship ‘doesn’t make sense’ June 16, 2019
- Severe weather in Europe causes devastation June 16, 2019
- Germany’s Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition June 16, 2019
- Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change June 16, 2019
- How will Hong Kong deal with growing public discontent? | Inside Story June 16, 2019
- Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938 June 16, 2019
- Leonardo Exhibit Casts New Light on Artist June 16, 2019
- Central Gov’t offices in Hong Kong voice support June 16, 2019
- Facts you need to know about Hong Kong Fugitive Bill June 16, 2019
- How Americans Are Losers In The US-China Trade War June 16, 2019
- Drone footage: Hong Kong Protesters Rally to Demand Leader Steps Down June 16, 2019
- Protest march continues in Hong Kong June 16, 2019
- Debt Soars Under President Donald Trump Tax Cuts | The Last Word | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- Why Robert Mueller ‘Following The Debt’ Scares Trump, Kushner | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- NYT: Tax documents show Trump lost more than $1B in a decade June 15, 2019
- How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times June 15, 2019
- Will China dominate science? | The Economist June 15, 2019
- Former deputy director at IMF says Trump’s idea that US can win trade war ‘complete nonsense’ June 15, 2019
- Columbia professor slams Trump’s tariffs on China June 15, 2019
- What does China own in the U.S.? | CNBC Explains June 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