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Boston's unnatural shoreline

Boston's unnatural shoreline | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Today's 100-year storm surge could be tomorrow's high tide.

Via Seth Dixon, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:05 PM

This set of maps and articles help to explain why sea level rise is such an issue for many major metropolitan areas.  In coastal cities with substantial economic development, much of the current coastal areas where once underwater until landfill projects filled in the bay.  During storm surges (or if and when sea levels rise) these will be the first places to flood.  


Tags: disasters, water, physical, Boston, weather and climate.

Charlotte Hoarau's curator insight, February 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Surging sea represented on an imagery background layer.

Color ramp should be graduated.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:18 PM

Here's somehing to "Swett" over for those who live along the coast:

"Coastal cities are now living in what Brian Swett calls a “post-Sandy environment.” In this new reality, there is no more denying the specter of sea-level rise or punting on plans to prepare for it. And there is no more need to talk of climate change in abstract predictions and science-speak. We now know exactly what it could look like."

Keep in mind that as globalization expands, urbanizaion does as well, putting more and more people at this type of risk.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Waterlife - An Interactive Story About Water

Free Technology for Teachers: Waterlife - An Interactive Story About Water | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

Via Informatics, Sarantis Chelmis
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IMA-EDU.GR's curator insight, December 16, 2012 3:22 PM
Waterlife - Μια διαδραστική ιστορία για το νερό