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City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan - Climate mitigation strategies

View the following short clip titled “Sinking City: Experts say Jakarta sinking at alarming rate.The video clip is posted on Moodle and can also be found via the following URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obei96XHtEkWhat lessons can the U.S. learn from the Jakarta?  

For questions 1-4 use the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan 2019.The report is posted on Moodle and can also be viewed via the following url:https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/imce-uploads/2019-10/city_of_boston_2019_climate_action_plan_update_2.pdf  

1.List six ways in which Boston’s climate has changed and/or is expected to change in the future (see page 9). 

2. List Boston’s Climate Goals (see page 10).3.Summarize one of the following for 2020-2024 Carbon Reduction Plans:1) Buildings; 2) Transportation;

3) Energy Supply; or 4) Carbon-Fee Communities.Be sure to paraphrase content into your own words.

4. View NOAA’s Sea Level viewer.The Sea Level Viewer is posted on Moodle and can also be viewed via the following url:https://coast.noaa.gov/slr/Water levels are relative to Mean Higher High Water (MHHW). Use the slide bar on the left of the screen to increase sea level by one-foot increments at a time. What cities in the U.S. should be most concerned about sea level rise?

5. Zoom in on Massachusetts.Select the You may also select the “VULNERABILITY” feature from the menu on the left side of your screen.What areas in Massachusetts are most vulnerable to sea level rise (see darkest red colored areas)?

6. Enter your address in the search window located at the top of the screen. Use the slide bar on the left of the screen to increase sea level by one-foot increments at a time.
How will sea level rise impact your neighborhood?

7.What climate mitigation strategies would you recommend for town/city managers in your neighborhood? 8.What specific actions can individuals take to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan - Climate mitigation strategies

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