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Climate-Proofing Our Communities

Patrick Verkooijen takes to The Boston Globe to argue for the importance of taking measures to reverse climate change.

There seems to be no limit to the earth’s fury these days, as polar vortices, hurricanes, floods, and forest fires wreak havoc with increasing regularity. There is also an accompanying sense of inevitability and helplessness in the face of such visitations — that nothing can be done, or that anything that is being done will not be sufficient to stop the devastating consequences of a warming climate. 

It’s time to reverse this fatalistic response and learn from communities across the United States that — away from the public glare — are taking steps to adapt to our changing environment.

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