Two major storms called nor'easters have slammed into Boston in the past couple of months. The latest has brought with it a record storm tide of 14.67 feet. The storm is considered extreme even for New England which is known for powerful storms. One thing that has environmentalist concerned with these powerful storms is sea level rise do to global warming.
Matt Beaton, Massachusetts' secretary of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, took to Twitter to show people the risks threatening the state. He said about the photo:
I think it highlights our most obvious vulnerabilities to climate change. The frequency and intensity of these events are alarming and I think we are experiencing things we are likely to see more often in the future.
The photo definitely had people thinking about the environment and climate change.
Our grandchildren will inherit this terrible mess...we chose not to clean up because of money and power...— Laura Zinszer (@lzapp16) March 3, 2018
Hopefully it makes you act. Thinking alone isn't going to solve this problem.— Dan Allen ✊ (@mojavelinux) March 2, 2018
Not everyone was on convinced climate change is real.
Means nothing. Today's shoreline is 100s of yards into old Boston Harbor. The harbor is taking back what we stole from it.— Brian J. Hughes, Esq (@BrianJHughesEsq) March 3, 2018
Of course it makes us think. As in, why do we build so close to the coast in the first place? Self-imposed bloody nose.— rustysteelwool (@rustysteelwool) March 3, 2018
@lzapp16 gave us this somber thought as a reminder that climate change doesn't care if you believe or not.