Boston, MA: Climate change gets up close and personal with the City of Boston’s educational map explorer tool — you can now explore what the impacts of our changing climate will look in your neighborhood. This tool allows you to learn more about the data layers used in the Climate Ready Boston recommendations for protecting our City from a changing climate, and helps you better understand how projections are influencing resiliency solutions.

 

The map explorer features location-based data from Climate Ready Boston. You can overlay the climate data with population demographics in order to better understand the social factors that intersect with, and contribute to, vulnerability.

The map displays t

he most up-to-date climate change information for Boston, and builds upon our knowledge base for keeping the data transparent, accessible, and readily updated. One of the strategies identified in the latest Climate Ready Boston report is to “Maintain up-to-date projections of future climate conditions to inform adaptation”, and we see this map explorer as a way to keep the conversation going about our findings and resiliency projects.

Additionally, you can now download the data of Climate Ready Boston — find it directly in the tool, or on the tool’s Boston.gov page.

The latest Climate Ready Boston report was released in December 2016. The report was a data-driven set of recommendations for Boston to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Climate Ready Boston is an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.

Boston residents are already affected by extreme heat, rain, snow and flooding. These trends will likely continue. The City launched Climate Ready Boston to help Boston plan for the future impacts of climate change.

Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative. We released a comprehensive study report in December 2016 that you can read below.  We are now working with the community and other partners to help advance our vision for a Climate Ready Boston.

Climate Ready Boston is a partnership with the Green Ribbon Commission with support from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management.

https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/document-file-12-2016/climate_ready_boston_digital_focus_areas-district_flood_protection.pdf