Adaptation and mitigation are common terms in climate discussions, but they come into sharp focus when a massive seawall is proposed for Boston Harbor. Is it wise? Can we make the Koch brothers pay for it? What about the folks on the other side of the seawall, be they in Provincetown or Bangladesh? Is it better to spend that money mitigating carbon pollution? You’ll have to come up with your own answer since Scott Pruitt, the new head of EPA, seems to have little concern for the environment he swears to protect. Listen in.
The reading list:
- The Globe on the Boston Seawall
- Adaptation v mitigation discussion
- Read this NASA page on climate adaptation before the Trumpers take it down
- Sunny day flooding in Florida
- NYT on Pruitt emails
- MotherJones on EPA's resistance
- Register for the Local Environmental Action conference March 5, Northeastern University
- April 22 Science March in Boston
- April 29 march in DC
- HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVES
Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.