Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Uncut: Water floods parts of Scituate – Jan 3, 2014


WCVB Channel 5 Boston

Published on Jan 3, 2014

Water and chunks of ice flooded parts of the coastal community of Scituate Friday following the afternoon high tide.

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MA STORM: FLOODING IN SCITUATE – Jul 21, 2016

Let’s Talk Carbon Neutrality (hosted at Boston University)

Published on Feb 26, 2018

This community-wide discussion of the City’s of Boston’s Carbon Free Boston initiative took place on Feb 8, 2018. The presentation featured project team members and staff from the Department of Environment discussing the project and answering questions from the audience.

Winter Storm Riley Undergoing Bombogenesis Into a Strong Nor’easter With Damaging Winds, Coastal Flooding, and Heavy, Wet Snow in the East | The Weather Channel

Story Highlights

Low pressure is now intensifying rapidly off the Northeast seaboard.

Damaging winds have already been reported from western New York to the mountains of North Carolina.

Coastal flooding and beach erosion will persist over multiple high tides into the weekend.

Heavy, wet snow will also continue in parts of the interior Northeast.

The combination of high winds and wet snow will lead to widespread power outages that could last for days.

Winter Storm Riley is already clobbering the Northeast with damaging winds, heavy, wet snow, as a significant, long-lived, destructive coastal flooding event is now underway as Riley becomes an intense nor’easter.

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College Republicans Try to Fix the GOP’s Climate Stance – The Atlantic

An attendee wears a GOP elephant necklace during a California Republican Party convention in Burlingame, California. Stephen Lam / Reuters

“A lot of young conservatives are frustrated by the false choice between no climate action and a big government regulatory scheme.”

Consider the life of a current college sophomore, a 20-year-old.

She was born in 1998, at the time the warmest year ever measured, when a monster El Niño pattern spawned floods and droughts around the world. Seven years later, as she started first grade, Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, and 2005 set a new record as the warmest year ever measured. That record fell again as she started fifth grade and sixth grade, and in her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school.

In fact, 18 of the 20 years she has been alive have ranked among the warmest ever recorded. But through those two decades, the United States has not moved much closer to doing anything about the underlying problem: human-caused climate change. Maybe 20-year-olds can help.

On Wednesday, a coalition of 34 student groups from around the country—including 23 chapters of the College Republicans—announced the formation of Students for Carbon Dividends, a bipartisan group calling for national legislation to fight climate change.

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What We Can Do to Heal Climate Change on a Daily Basis 03/14/18

http://www.thebostoncalendar.com/events/what-we-can-do-to-heal-climate-change-on-a-daily-basis

Greater Boston Physicians for Social Responsibility

Many people are wondering what they can do on a daily basis to help heal climate change, and inspire others to do the same. Healthy lifestyle habits in humans are also generally good for the planet. We will be learning how small changes across large populations can make a big difference, not only through what choices we make as consumers, but also social and behavioral habits we have. We will be learning techniques to improve our relationship with ourselves and each other that will also help heal the planet.