Climate change is a global phenomenon, but its causes and its consequences can be observed locally in Boston.
Recent data suggest that the rate of sea-level rise is increasing. Projections of sea-level rise for Boston range from 2 feet to as much as 6 feet by the end of the century, depending on how fast ice in Greenland and Antarctica melt.
The City of Boston received scientific guidance for these pages from Dr. Lucy Hutyra, Department of Geography & Environment, Boston University
Additional material and assistance was provide courtesy of: Dr. Richard Primack, Biology Department, Boston University; Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Center for Climate Systems Research, Columbia Universy; Dr. Xiaoyang Zhang, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Brittain Briber, Dept. of Geography & Environment, Boston University; Michael J. Iacono, Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory