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SOURCE: Boston Globe

DATE: June 22, 2016

AUTHOR: David Abel

SNIP: The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says.

In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now.

“In a word, this is awful,” she [Julie Wormser, vice president for policy and planning at Boston Harbor Now, a local advocacy group] said of the new projections. “It’s so stark it’s hard to wrap one’s head around.”