By Alexander Landa

Today on December 8th, 2016, the city of Boston government released their December 2016 Climate Ready Boston report. This report is designed to help residents of the city discover resilient solutions to adjust to climate change. Climate change has already affected Boston for the worse, with increased rain, snow, flooding, and extreme heat. CRB worked together with the Green Ribbon Commission and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management to deliver these findings and analyses.

The results of this work and research have cumulated to address the challenges, leading to the creation of four components:

  • Updated Climate Projects: Examining the four climate factors of extreme temperatures, sea level rise, extreme precipitation, and storms.
  • Vulnerability Assessment: Looking at future risks such as extreme heat, stormwater flooding, and coastal & riverine flooding.
  • Focus Areas: Research focused on Charlestown, Charles River, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Roxbury, South Boston, and South End.
  • Climate Resilience Initiatives: These future plans include updated climate projections, prepared and connected communities, protected shores, resilient infrastructure, and adapted buildings.

Read the full report here.

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