6.16.14 Climate Change Meeting at MIT

Climate change takes center stage at a MIT symposium this week.
Representatives from academia, the government, and the private industry are gathering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this week.

The MIT Climate Change Symposium, which runs from June 16 through June 18, brings officials together to discuss things like sea level rise, storm surge, extreme precipitation events, and increased flooding. Coastal cities in particular, including Boston and Cambridge, are the focus.

Many of the hazards being discussed are expected to become more common in coming years as the world warms. Some buildings in the Greater Boston area, including the New England Aquarium, are already making modifications to limit storm related coastal flooding issues.

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have representatives giving talks at the event, as are researchers from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts.

Learn more about the MIT Climate Change Symposium by clicking here.

You'll remember that just last week Vermont issued a state climate report outlining how a warming world will impact the Green Mountain State.
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