“Facing climate change, Boston must gird itself for an era of rising water — or be inundated”
“BOSTON — Famous for its role in America’s war for independence, this city is now fighting the rising seas.
Boston is raising streets, building berms and even requiring that new high-rise condominium developments on its harbor acquire “aqua fences” — portable metal barriers that can be dragged to the street and anchored to the pavement to deflect incoming waves.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh (D) has vowed to spend more than $30 million a year, equal to 10 percent of Boston’s five-year capital budget, to defend the city from a watery future that is expected because of climate change.”
Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post February 19, 2020.
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