Climate change is causing sea levels to rise more dramatically. The expansion of water as oceans heat up – along with melting glaciers and ice sheets – are forcing coastline communities to start planning for more flooding.
Now, the Boston Harbor Association is holding a free public symposium on Boston Harbor sea level rise the evening of Nov. 9 and in the morning of Nov. 10 through lunch.
Featuring Gina McCarthy, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Princeton University Professor Guy Nordenson, who coordinated the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 exhibition, "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront," will be the keynote speakers.
Here is the program:
Tuesday, 9 November, 6:00-7:30 p.m., reception to follow
New England Aquarium IMAX Theatre, Boston
Keynote Speaker: Gina McCarthy. Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise Mapping: Dr. Ellen Douglas, UMass Boston, and Dr. Paul Kirshen, Battelle Institute
Open Mike Session: questions and comments from the public.
Wednesday, 10 November, 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., lunch provided
John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, Boston
Opening Comments: Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Keynote Speaker: Guy Nordenson
Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise Mapping: Ellen Douglas.
Responses: Tom Kinton, Massport
David Begelfer, NAIOP
Hubert Murray, Partners HealthCare
Leo Robinson, Chelsea City Council
Rick Dimino, A Better City (moderator)
Open Mike Session: questions and comments from the public
Wrap-up Session: Kairos Shen, City of Boston's Chief Planner
(Illustration caption: From Applied Science Associates for the Boston Globe)
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