SAGE member Angela Burnett Penn has recently published a book about experiences of people living in the Virgin Islands and their experiences of Hurricane Irma.
The Irma Diaries transposes readers to The Virgin Islands on 6th September, 2017 and into the shoes of islanders on the frontlines of climate change. In a very intimate, personal style, The Irma Diaries captures the harrowing, yet amazing and inspiring and, at times, amusing accounts of the ordinary- turned-extraordinary people who battled through Hurricane Irma, minute by minute, and came out alive.
Click here for more information: https://www.theirmadiaries.com/
"Supporting Climate Adaption Planning for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: What Surprising Changes will Occur to our Climate, Sea Level and Water Resources?"
Drs. Ambarish Karmalkar (NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow), Ray Bradley (NE CSC PI), Ridwan Siddique (NE CSC Postdoctoral Fellow), Richard Palmer (NE CSC University Director), and Robert DeConto (NE CSC affiliated investigator) will present their research that informed statewide adaptation strategies as part of an initiative by Governor Baker of Massachusetts. The NE CSC team provided guidance to the commonwealth of Massachusetts, local planners, managers, and the general public on the observed and expected trends in water resources, temperature and precipitation, and estimates of sea level rise.
The webinar at UMass Amherst will be in Room 134, Morrill Science Center II. To join remotely, visit: https://necsc.umass.edu/webinars/supporting-climate-adaption-planning-commonwealth-massachusetts-what-surprising-changes. This webinar will be recorded and posted about a week after the talk.
The Northeast has been slammed by repeated storms. After the last storm, Chris Reed wrote about Boston and the need for more integrated thinking and planning. This is of course what SAGE members have now been thinking about for several years. Interesting opinion piece - check it out.
Climate readiness: think big, act fast
By Chris Reed
Boston Globe, March 8, 2018
"Until recently, Boston was ahead of other cities in planning for sea-level rise and the effects of climate change before a catastrophic storm like Sandy or Harvey hit. Sure, king tides occasionally overtopped downtown wharves, and South Shore waterfront homes were repeatedly battered by winter storms. But now flooding in downtown Boston, the Seaport, and other neighborhoods is becoming a more regular and recurring phenomenon and is increasingly causing property damage, inconvenience, and, potentially, injury or worse..." See the Boston Globe for the rest of the OpEd.