SAGE member Melissa Kenney was quoted in this interesting article about climate change and public perceptions. "Melissa Kenney, an environmental decision scientist at the University of Maryland, says she generally cites five primary indicators people should keep an eye on to get “the pulse of the planet:” global temperature, carbon dioxide levels, global sea level rise, Arctic sea ice, and ice sheets and glaciers. But sounding the alarm does little good if it isn't accompanied by proposed actions, she says."
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Today the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston is releasing Feasibility of Harbor-wide Barriers: Preliminary Analysis for Boston Harbor.
This report, sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission with generous support of the Barr Foundation found that shore-based climate adaptation strategies have significant advantages over harbor-wide strategies for the region.
The project team included faculty, students and staff from the School for the Environment (SFE) and the Urban Harbors Institute (now part of SFE) as well as Arcadis, Woods Hole Group and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Paul Kirshen, Academic Director of the Sustainable Solutions Lab was the Principle Investigator.
This eagerly anticipated report is already garnering lots of press coverage this morning:
The Boston Globe
The Boston Herald
Boston Business Journal
Professor Dale Webber, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has been appointed Campus Principal of the Mona Campus in Jamaica. His appointment takes effect from October 1, 2018.
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