PUBLIC MEETING - Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Interim

| MIT Climate Change Blog
February 5, 2015

The interim results of the Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment will be presented and discussed at a public meeting on Thursday, February 12, 2015. The meeting will focus on the physical and social vulnerabilities identified by the assessment based on scenarios for inland flooding and increasing temperatures. Preliminary coastal storm surge modeling results for 2030 will also be presented at the meeting. The vulnerability assessment for storm surge risks will be completed in the spring. The committee’s work on coastal storm surge modeling with sea level rise for 2070 remains under progress.



The city of Cambridge is still soliciting feedback from the community, and is looking forward to hearing responses to the interim results. The results to be presented and the draft findings are meant to inform the vulnerability assessment report, which will provide a basis for the forthcoming Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience Plan. For more details on the plan, please see MIT Climate Change Conversation blog: MIT & City of Cambridge: Partners in Climate Vulnerability Solutions. The meeting is meant to further engage the community and is a venue to discuss the community's thoughts about the direction of the plan. The meeting is open to all. You can view the draft agenda here.

Faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) committed time and expertise this year to the development a Climate Vulnerability Assessment for the City of Cambridge. MIT professor and member of the MIT Climate Change Conversation Committee, Henry Jacoby, and professor Stephen Hammer are members of the Expert Advisory Panel for the vulnerability assessment, and have provided advisory and feedback services on the assessment's technical approach and assumptions. MIT will also be hosting the upcoming public meeting, in the Auditorium of the Tang Center.

For more information on the Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, please look to the project page or contact John Bolduc, jbolduc@cambridgema.gov, or 617/349-4628.

PUBLIC MEETING –
Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Interim
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Thursday, February 12, 2015
Location: 
Auditorium, Tang Center, MIT Building E51, corner of Wadsworth St. and Amherst St, Cambridge