- This is not normal, but it is the future: Flooding of the Seaport and Aquarium area, Scituate (of course) … all along our coast.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 4, 2018
Kudos to the courageous first responders getting through this stuff.
- I was glad — no, that’s not the right word — to hear Marty Walsh point out that the flooding is climate related:
“If anyone wants to question global warming, just see where the flood zones are,” he said. Some of those zones did not flood 30 years ago, he said.
A little sea-level rise makes an enormous difference, and we’re heading for much worse. And we know, at great length, what we need to do to prepare for rising seas so as to avoid even worse damage than what we’re experiencing now. We have plans — reacquaint yourself with them here — but now we need to spend the money to implement them. We are all the Netherlands now.
- Please remember the homeless: The last week plus the next 48 hours especially are extremely hard on these folks. In Boston you can give to St. Francis House or the Pine Street Inn; in addition, Common Cathedral/Boston Warm has an Amazon wish list, and the American Friends Service Committee Material Aid and Advocacy Program. If you have info on local clothing drives to get folks through the cold, post in the comments. (I can attest that Costco’s wool socks and hand/toe warmers are quite good donations.)