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Darci Schofield MAS 2018

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Presentation for 2018 Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference in Plymouth, MA

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Darci Schofield MAS 2018

  1. 1. Climate Planning in the South Shore MA Sustainability Conference April 26, 2018 Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner
  2. 2. Climate Planning in the South Shore
  3. 3. Climate Planning in the South Shore I. Describe Climate Change Observations and Projections -Extreme heat, precipitation changes, inland flooding, sea level rise, severe storms II. Evaluate Vulnerability and Strengths -People, places, and economy III. Near and Long-term Action Plan -Policy, programs, projects
  4. 4. Climate Ce Data Projected Temperatures South Coastal Basin Temperature F° Observed Baseline 1971-2000 Projected 2030s Projected 2050s Projected 2090s Annual temperature 50° 52-58° 53-56° 53-59° Days over 90 ° (days/year) 5.4 9-16 16-37 14-63 Days over 100 ° (days/year) 0.02 0.30-1.1 0.43-2.5 0.53-9.9 Climate Change-Temperature
  5. 5. Terrestrial Systems-Extreme Heat
  6. 6. Terrestrial Systems -Tree Canopy • Avoids 794 million gallons of runoff worth $769,585 per year. • Annual carbon sequestration is $845,000/year and 21,630 tons/CO2/yr. • Avoids 71.3 million gallons of runoff worth $637,317 per year. • Annual carbon sequestration is 594,343/year and 5,229 tons/CO2/yr.
  7. 7. Climate Change-Sea Level Rise Total Relative Sea Level Rise projections in Boston and South Shore fo “Highest” emission scenarios. SLR Model 2030 2050 2070 2100 Boston BH_FRM 1 8.00 in 1.50 ft. 3.10 ft. 7.40 ft. South Shore 2 8.04 in 1.85 ft. 3.39 ft. 6.52 ft. Boston Tide Gauge 3 0.4-0.9 ft 0.8-1.5 ft. 1.3-2.4 2.0-4.0 1Douglas, E.M., Kirshen, P.H., Bosma, K., et al. 2017. Simulating the Impacts and Assessing the Vulnerability of the Central Artery/Tunnel System to Sea level Rise and Increased Coastal Flooding. J Extreme Events 3 (4): 1650013 (28 pages). [2]“Sea Level Rise Study. The Towns of Marshfield, Duxbury, Scituate, MA”. 2013. Kleinflder. [3]Northeast Climate Science Center. UMass Amherst. “Massachusetts Climate Change Projections”. December 2017
  8. 8. Coastal Systems-Marshes
  9. 9. Climate Change-Changing Oceans
  10. 10. Coastal Systems-Bays
  11. 11. Critical Systems- Drinking Water
  12. 12. Critical Systems- Wastewater
  13. 13. Critical Systems-Economy
  14. 14. More Information, Questions, Comments Darci Schofield, Senior Environmental Planner 617-933-0794 DSchofield@mapc.org

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