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- Dave Montgomery – Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations September 28, 2022
- David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology || Radcliffe Institute September 28, 2022
- Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY September 28, 2022
- Saving Venice | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS September 28, 2022
- Threats, Classroom Cameras & Politics: Why American Teachers Are Dropping Out | Amanpour and Company September 28, 2022
- Gurnah’s latest novel ‘Afterlives’ explores effects of colonial rule in East Africa September 28, 2022
- Sketches of the Amistad Captives & Contemporary Commemoration: Mondays at Beinecke, March 29, 2021 September 28, 2022
- Biden administration launches environmental justice office – The Boston Globe September 28, 2022
- The queen’s death raises questions over the future of the Commonwealth | 1A September 28, 2022
- The strain of censorship on public libraries – 1A September 28, 2022
- Historic General Assembly wraps with calls for action on nuclear arms | United Nations September 28, 2022
- Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola September 28, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Chet Van Duzer on the Martellus Map | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- The Last Word on the Vinland Map? | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- How Do I Talk to a Climate Change Denier? | BU Today | Boston University September 28, 2022
- Is Big Oil Trying to Make Americans Hate Democrats? September 27, 2022
- Pakistan floods: Time running out for families in Sindh – BBC News September 27, 2022
- Warm waters turbocharge Hurricane Ian September 27, 2022
- Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map: Kirsten A. Seaver September 27, 2022
- Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map | YaleNews September 27, 2022
- The Vinland Map Saga: An Interview with Author John Paul Floyd September 27, 2022
- Kirsten Seaver on Father Josef Fischer (1858 – 1944) and the forgery of the Vinland Map September 27, 2022
- Maddow: Endgame Of GOP Undermining Elections Is To Evade Accountability To Voters September 27, 2022
- Jan. 6 Committee Member Slams GOP For Conspiracy Theories September 27, 2022
- ‘Let’s Get Right To The Violence’: Roger Stone In New Documentary Footage September 27, 2022
- “Immoral & Sinful”: Bishop Barber Blasts Mississippi Gov. for Failing to Protect Jackson’s Water September 27, 2022
- Strengthening Hurricane Ian Puts 19 Million People At Risk September 27, 2022
- Global weather events and climate change September 27, 2022
- Basil Davidson_Africa September 27, 2022
- America’s climate havens of the future | On Point September 27, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 26, 2022
- The climate crisis: A masterclass with academics, journalists and activists | The Guardian Members September 26, 2022
- Who’s really using up the water in the American West? September 26, 2022
- Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast September 26, 2022
- Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes September 26, 2022
- Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English September 26, 2022
- LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News September 26, 2022
- Climate – The Boston Globe September 26, 2022
- Houses washed into sea as Storm Fiona batters Canada – BBC News September 25, 2022
- Italy’s right-wing, led by neo-fascist Meloni, wins election, exit polls say • FRANCE 24 English September 25, 2022
- United in Action: Holistic Climate Solutions Summit September 25, 2022
- Read the full Climate Change 2021 report by the UN’s IPCC – The Boston Globe September 25, 2022
- The FRONTLINE Dispatch: How American Democracy Reached a Moment of ‘Existential Crisis’ September 25, 2022
- Reforestation Solution: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration September 24, 2022
- Tree Announcement – 9/21/22 September 24, 2022
- Groundwater Trust Forum Promo September 24, 2022
- Category 5 Typhoon Noru still intensifying | Ian a hurricane threat | Force Thirteen Live September 24, 2022
- Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast September 24, 2022
- Tracking the tropics September 24, 2022
- Tracking the Tropics: Why Gulf Coast meteorologists are keeping close eye on tropical wave in Atlantic September 24, 2022
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