Sign of Things to Come: Boston Plans for Sea Rise

Boston sea level rise

Boston announces infrastructure projects and policies for the low-lying, water-surrounded city to adjust to expected sea level rise.

As reported in Inhabitat, Boston has released a comprehensive report that outlines short-term and long-term solutions in hopes of protecting communities from what is expected to be a three-foot sea level rise by 2070. “Climate change is here. It’s happening now,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “It’s more important than ever that we work together to make sure our city is ready for the changes ahead.” Two potential measures outlined in the report include raising a section of Main Street in Charlestown and building a seawall in East Boston, both of which are in neighborhoods that have experienced increasingly frequent and severe flooding in recent years.

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