"Boston Harbor Brings Ashore A New Enemy: Rising Seas"

"Facing climate change, Boston must gird itself for an era of rising water — or be inundated"

"BOSTON — Famous for its role in America’s war for independence, this city is now fighting the rising seas.

Boston is raising streets, building berms and even requiring that new high-rise condominium developments on its harbor acquire “aqua fences” — portable metal barriers that can be dragged to the street and anchored to the pavement to deflect incoming waves.

Mayor Martin J. Walsh (D) has vowed to spend more than $30 million a year, equal to 10 percent of Boston’s five-year capital budget, to defend the city from a watery future that is expected because of climate change."

Steven Mufson reports for the Washington Post February 19, 2020.

Source: Washington Post, 02/20/2020