Families in the New York/New Jersey area are still suffering from the impact of superstorm Sandy. Lives were lost, homes were destroyed, and many are still fighting to stay warm without power.
Since Sandy, my office has received calls and emails from New England residents concerned about global warming and the risk of a Sandy type storm hitting our region. The Boston Globe had this editorial addressing the issue today.
On Sunday, November 25th at 11 AM, I will join with climate scientists and advocates in a climate change Town Hall at historic Faneuil Hall to show the catastrophic costs that unchecked global warming would wreak on Boston, New England and the world.
We will also discuss the solutions needed to avert the worst effects of climate change. The event is jointly sponsored by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
As I discussed in a recent Huffington Post piece, Sandy proved these are no longer the scenarios of disaster movies, but the current reality of the world’s weather supercharged by climate change. Sea-level rise and stronger storms will only add to the threat.
WHAT: What If Sandy Happened Here?: Climate Change Town Hall at Faneuil Hall
WHO: – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional
– Dr. Paul Kirshen, Tufts University Visiting Scientist and Research Professor, UNH Civil Engineering Dept. & Institute for the study of Earth, Oceans & Space
– Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists
– Mindy Lubber, President and CEO of Ceres
– George Bachrach, President of the Environmental League of Boston
WHEN: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 11 AM
WHERE: Historic Faneuil Hall, Boston, Mass.
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