Sea Level Rise Threatens Boston's Tea Party Museum

"Since the drubbing that Superstorm Sandy gave the Northeast in November, there's a new sense of urgency in U.S. coastal cities. Even though scientists can't predict the next big hurricane, they're confident that a warmer climate is likely to make Atlantic storms bigger and cause more flooding."

"Cities like Boston are in the bull's-eye.

From atmospheric scientist Kerry Emanuel's 6th-floor office at MIT, you can look out at Boston and the snow-covered Charles River as it snakes through the city down to the harbor. It's a beautiful place, located where three rivers meet the Atlantic. Unfortunately, a lot of that water wants to get into the city. Here's why:"

Christopher Joyce reports for NPR's All Things Considered February 22, 2013.


"Local Warming: U.S. Cities in Front Line as Sea Levels Rise" (Reuters)

Source: NPR, 02/28/2013