Thursday, October 14, 2021

Climate crisis: If a picture tells the story, will this be enough to get action?

"In its lifetime, Boston Common has seen grazing cattle, public hangings, and protests against slavery and wars. It has seen visits from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope John Paul II and the everyday gatherings of families and friends. And someday — depending on the choices made in the next few years — it could see the rising waters of the Charles River, as sea levels rise from climate change and swallow the historic landmark.

As world leaders prepare to gather in Glasgow for the next major round of international climate talks, they will be discussing the difference of degrees, attempting to bring the path the world is currently on — which would result in 3 degrees Celsius of warming above preindustrial temperatures by the end of the century — in line with the goal of the Paris Agreement, which is half that, or 1.5 degrees Celsius of warming.

The difference between those two numbers may seem insignificant, but as research released Tuesday shows, it has a very real consequence — such as whether the Common will be underwater or not."
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The Guardian also has an article revealing different photos of the possible impact to Boston

Direct link to the photo and maps visualizations ->

Boston municipal court, +3C
Boston municipal court, +3C (Composite: Climate Central)

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