October 7, 2015
Wednesday, October 7 — HUBweek – Coping with Climate Change: How Will Boston Adapt?
With panelists Atyia Martin (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Boston), James McCarthy (Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography, Harvard University), Carl Spector (Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston, and Robert Young (Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University). Moderated by Daniel Schrag, Director, Harvard University Center for the Environment
We know climate change is rapidly altering our environment. But do we have the tools to make it better?
A panel of thought leaders from Boston and beyond examined how Boston will manage the impending impacts of climate change. They explored what we know about the science of climate risks; what the Boston community should be worried about; how Boston and surrounding communities are preparing for the coming storm; and what kinds of investments may prevent the worst types of damages. They imagined how Boston will look, as buildings and infrastructure change with sea level rise in a warmer world.
This event was hosted by the Harvard University Center for the Environment as part of Boston HUBweek