In the absence of national leadership, new forms of citizen-scientist collaboration are emerging locally and regionally to envision, coordinate and implement workable strategies for responding to climate change. Boston has experienced a series of unusual extra-tropical cyclone storms leading to a pattern of high winds, high tides and sustained storm surge along the coast. What were once known as “once-in-a-generation” storms are now occurring with greater frequency. Two of these “once-in-a-generation” storms occurred in just over two months in 2018 and more ‘nor-Easter’s’ of this kind are predicted in March.
How should conscious and responsible citizens respond to these circumstances? How should we understand these historically unprecedented and profoundly disturbing patterns of extreme weather and changes in the climate that are now anticipated by scientists for the coming decades?
Where can we turn to learn?
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