1 min readBy Published On: November 14th, 2019Categories: News0 Comments

Save the Date!

Learn more about Climate Ready Dorchesterat the second community open house! This open house will take place on Wednesday, December 11th, 6-8 pm at VietAID – 42 Charles Street.  This event will have a short presentation at 6 pm followed by an open poster session. You may RSVP here 

What Climate Change Means for Dorchester

More Flooding:

  • Due to sea level rise, significant flooding will result from storm surges less powerful than those causing flooding today.
  • South Dorchester has one of the largest areas of land vulnerable to mid-century stormwater flooding.
  • In the future, water could enter low-lying areas of Dorchester and flood inland areas. Protecting Dorchester could also benefit South Boston, the South End, and Roxbury.

More Heat: 

  • Climate change means hotter temperatures in Dorchester, especially in its urban “heat islands,” or areas with more asphalt and less tree cover to provide shade.
  • Heat waves pose a particular risk to low-income populations, who may have less access to air conditioning and health services, and those suffering from medical illnesses.
  • Children are also vulnerable to extreme heat; Dorchester’s share of households with children (24%) is higher than the city average (17%).

You can learn more here! 

Image via Resilient Boston Harbor

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