If saltwater regularly soaked your basement or first floor, kept you from getting to work, or damaged your car, how often would it have to happen before you began looking for a new place to call home? A new analysis from the Union of Concerned Scientists identifies when US coastal communities will face a level of disruptive flooding that affects people’s homes, daily routines, and livelihoods. It identifies hundreds of communities that will face chronic inundation and possible retreat over the coming decades as sea levels rise. Find out more: http://www.ucsusa.org/RisingSeasHitHome
Martha Teichner looks back at the monumental 2005 hurricane — the most costly natural disaster, in lives lost and property destroyed, in U.S. history — and the struggle of New Orleans residents to rebuild ever since.
Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey says he’s concluded that Trump is ‘a serious threat to U.S. national security’ and ‘for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin.’ Our panel reacts.
Fifty years ago, Robert F. Kennedy launched his presidential campaign. He challenged a divided nation to face up to its failings, and challenged each and every American to do better by each other. I believe we can still live up to his legacy.
We live in the richest country in the history of the world, but that reality means little because much of that wealth is controlled by a tiny handful of individuals while more than 40 million Americans live in poverty. The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time, and it is the great political issue of our time. Tonight, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in partnership with The Guardian, NowThis, The Young Turks and Act.tv, will present a live town hall event on the rise of the oligarchy and the collapse of the American middle class. Sanders will speak with director Michael Moore, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, economist Darrick Hamilton and other guests about the 40-year decline of the middle class and possible solutions to the growing crisis of income and wealth inequality in America.
Climate change is introducing new threats to Boston and surrounding cities. As communities seek new strategies to protect residents, infrastructure, and quality of life, The Trust for Public Land is helping by bringing its nationally recognized Climate-Smart Cities program to metro Boston.
We apply our expertise in climate research, computer-assisted mapping, and urban design to help Boston-area cities “connect, cool, absorb, and protect”—the four pillars of our climate strategy.
Through partnerships with the City of Boston and the Metro Mayors Coalition, this work is improving the lives of 1.3 million people. In each community, we devise strategies to strengthen the natural environment while benefiting vulnerable populations including low-income, elderly, and immigrant residents. Applying these strategies throughout metro Boston will create a stronger, safer, and more climate-resilient Massachusetts for generations to come.
In June of 2017 Greenovate Boston and The Trust for Public Land teamed up to host a training webinar on the Climate-Smart Boston decision support tool.
Greenovate Boston and The Trust for Public Land teamed up to host a training webinar on the Climate-Smart Boston decision support tool. During this video viewers will understand the process behind the creation of this tool, become familiar with how it can be used, and practice visualizing different scenarios. chris.david Greenovate Boston’s recap blog: http://greenovateboston.org/climate_s…
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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