Sustainable Arlington

An Envision Arlington committee & a Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) chapter

Folder Climate Change: Local Impacts


pdf Global & Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios, NOAA, Feb. 2022

The Feb. 16, 2022 Boston Globe article, "Here's what rising sea levels mean for Boston," is based on this new study which examines sea level rise scenarios from 2020 to 2050, "assuming no additional risk reducdtion measures are enacted." (p 12 of the report).

The Globe article begins:

"On Tuesday, the US got a wake-up call about sea level rise in the form of a major new federal report.

The interagency study, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, forecasts that by 2050, sea levels along US coastlines will be about a foot higher than they were in 2000. That increase will be even sharper in Boston and elsewhere in the Northeast: The region is likely to see 16 inches of sea level rise compared with 2000 levels."

default Mass. Integrated State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan [2018]

See also Resilient MA Climate Change Clearinghouse for the Commonwealth

default Rising Sea Level, Boston Underwater. 10.19.2020.

Understanding different sea level rise scenarios in Boston's neighborhoods

Puja Das

"With accelerating climate change scenarios, the pace of sea-level rise in Boston is anticipated to triple, with additional nine inches over 2000 levels by 2030. The sea might climb as much as 3 feet above 2013 levels by 2070."