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Douglas Kirshen Watson Thba Symposium Nov2010 20101728

Douglas Kirshen Watson Thba Symposium Nov2010 20101728

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The Rising Tide in Boston: Sea Level
Rise and Coastal Flooding due to
Climate Change
Ellen M. Douglas
1
 , Paul H. Kirshen
2
and Chris Watson
1
1
Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University
of Massachusetts, Boston
2
Battelle Institute, Lexington, MA
Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise Forum
November 9-10, 2010
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike3.0 UnportedLicense.To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.
 
Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise ForumNovember 9-10, 2010
Planning Committee Members
Deborah Hadden, Massport, and Jack Wiggin, Urban Harbors Institute, UMass Boston-Co-Chairs
Richard Dimino, A Better City
Jamie Fay, Fort Point Associates
Jim Hunt, City of Boston Environmental & Energy Services
Julia Knisel, MA Office of Coastal Zone Management
Richard McGuinness, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Charles Norris, Norris and Norris
Scott Rickards, Equity Office Properties
Bud Ris, New England Aquarium
Carl Spector, City of Boston Environment Department
John Sullivan, Boston Water and Sewer Commission
Ellen Douglas and Chris Watson, UMass Boston
Paul Kirshen, Battelle Institute
Vivien Li and Patrice Todisco, The Boston Harbor Association
The Boston Harbor Association thanks the Barr Foundation for their generoussupport of the Forum and follow up meetings.
 
The Intergovernmental Panel on ClimateChange (IPCC) finds that:
it is
“unequivocal”
that Earth’s climate is
warming
it is
very likely
that human emission havecaused most of the observed increase inglobal averaged temperature
Source: IPCC
Climate Chane 2007: The Phsical Science Basis 
Summar for Policmakers.
Climate change is already underway.

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