Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will only continue.
Due to climate change, a 2016 city report projected sea levels around Boston could rise 36 inches by 2070, affecting some 90,000 residents, 12,000 buildings and potentially causing more than $14 billion in economic losses.
The environment has been over-utilized and under-respected in Boston's history. A generation ago, Boston Harbor was quite literally a dump and the industrial waterfront was suffering from decades of decline and disrepair.