Climate change demands raising infrastructure standards

CommonWealth Magazine

Perched on the North Atlantic, with a shoreline prone to flooding and a history of damaging Nor’easters, and surrounded by the fastest-warming ocean waters in the world, Massachusetts of all places needs to prepare now for the ravages of climate change.

From Cape Ann to Cape Cod, our infrastructure is not built to withstand the increasing impacts of storm floods, high winds, and soaking rain. This fact not only affects the health and safety of our residents but will also have an enormous influence on the region’s economic competitiveness.

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