Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

Sustainable Solutions Lab – University of Massachusetts Boston


SSL’s mission is to work as an engine of research and action to ensure that all residents of Greater Boston, and cities across the world, are prepared equitably for the impacts of climate change, by:

  • Identifying, developing, and testing new strategies and best practices locally and globally
  • Convening and activating a network of diverse, committed, action-oriented leaders

SSL leverages Greater Boston and the East Coast region as a “test bed” for the development, testing, and implementation of climate solutions that are environmentally sound, economically sustainable, and socially just.

Executive Summary

Full Report

Other Reports

Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barrier Systems:

Preliminary Analysis for Boston Harbor

Financing Climate Resilience:

Mobilizing Resources and Incentives to Protect Boston from Climate Risks

See also: SSL Media Coverage

Week In Review: UMass Amherst Admissions, Boston Harbor Barrier, WBUR Poll | Radio Boston

June 01, 2018    Jamie Bologna, Zoë Mitchell, Meghna Chakrabarti

We take a look at the big news stories of the week, including revelations that out-of-state students may be accepted more than in-state students at UMass Amherst. Plus, a new report is advising against building a flood protection barrier in the Boston Harbor. Also, the results of the latest WBUR Poll.


Renee Loth, editor of Architecture Boston magazine, columnist for the Boston Globe, and a contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti. She tweets @reneeloth.

Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute. He tweets @jimstergios.

This segment aired on June 1, 2018.


From Climate Change to Nuclear War, Noam Chomsky Warns of Literal Threats to Our Survival

Democracy Now!

Published on Dec 6, 2016

http://democracynow.org – On Monday night, Democracy Now! celebrated its 20th anniversary at the historic Riverside Church in New York City. Among those who addressed more than 2,000 attendants was world-renowned linguistic Noam Chomsky, who spoke about the two most dangerous threats the human species faces today: the possibility of nuclear war and the accelerating destruction of human-fueled climate change.

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s Climate Change Denialism Will Accelerate Global Race to Destruction

Democracy Now!

Published on Dec 6, 2016

http://democracynow.org – On Monday night at Riverside Church, world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky spoke at Democracy Now!’s 20th anniversary celebration in New York City. He spoke in front of a live audience of more than 2,000 people about the dangers of Trump’s climate change denialism—and what it means for the future of the human species.

The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration

Climate State
Published on Oct 2, 2016

The Anthropocene: Where on Earth are we going? Climate change communication by Will Steffen from the Australien National University (ANU), Canberra & Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Sweden (2015). Related The trajectory of the Anthropocene: The Great Acceleration http://anr.sagepub.com/content/2/1/81 http://anr.sagepub.com/content/2/1/81…