Global sea levels are forecast to rise this century. By the year 2100, there is a 96% chance that Boston sea level will have risen by at least 1.8 ft. (0.56 m), a 1.3% chance of the rise exceeding 6.3 ft. (1.92 m) and a 0.1% chance of exceeding 11 ft. (3.4 m).
Today’s New York Times Magazine focuses on climate change and it’s potential impact on coastal communities. We now have a president who calls climate change a hoax. I’m seriously concerned that government in general is largely in denial about the very real consequences that we will soon be facing. I live in Back Bay and […]
As a legislator, I receive updates from the Department of Public Safety. These updates detail weather events and emergency response actions across the state. I’ve posted them here as they come in. Some are pasted in and some are just posted as links.
Senator Brownsberger was one of the co-signers of a letter to the Chairs of Senate and House Ways & Means re funding for implementation of a Mystic River Master Plan. March 3, 2014 The Honorable Stephen M. Brewer, Chairman Senate Committee on Ways and Means State House, Room 212 Boston, MA 02133 The […]
S1857, An Act extending the Environmental Joint Powers Agreement that created the A-B-C Stormwater Flooding Board, originally filed in January by Senator Brownsberger asS343, was signed into law this morning by Governor Patrick. The new law authorizes a procedure to retroactively extend the environmental joint powers agreement, authorized in 2005, that created the Arlington-Belmont-Cambridge Stormwater Flooding Board. […]
Browse older posts on flooding issues Craddock Bridge Plans The 2010 flood Lessons learned Field observations Belmont Citizens Forum article (pdf) Tri-community working group Flooding documents archive