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East Boston, una subestación controvertida y oportunidades ante la crisis climática

, energy analyst

En inglés

Este es el segundo de una serie de cuatro blogs sobre East Boston, una Controvertida Subestación Eléctrica y las Oportunidades para una Transición a Energía Limpia

Vivimos en un mundo que enfrenta una crisis climática que ya se está manifestando en todas partes a través de calentamiento extremo, inundaciones, sequias, tormentas e incendios. Científicos de las Naciones Unidas han pronosticado al menos 3 pies (0,9m) de aumento en el nivel del mar antes del final de este siglo, y en el Noroeste de EEUU este aumento amenaza con suceder aún más rápido. Y sin tener que ir más lejos, la Administración Nacional Oceánica y Atmosférica (NOAA, por sus siglas en inglés) pronosticó para este año en Boston 19 días de inundaciones por marea alta sin siquiera incluir lluvias y fuertes temporales.

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ISO New England, 2019 CELT Report (May 1, 2019)
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Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
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East Boston, a Controversial Substation and Opportunities Ahead

, energy analyst

En español

This is the second in a four-part blog series on East Boston, a Controversial Substation, and Opportunities for a Clean Energy Transition.  

We live in a world that is facing a climate crisis that is manifesting itself everywhere through record heat, floods, droughts, storms, and wildfires. United Nations scientists have predicted at least three feet of sea level rise by the end of the century, and in the Northeast, sea level increase threatens to happen even quicker. And without looking any further, this year the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted for Boston 19 days of high-tide flooding without even including rain or stormy weather.

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Matt Frank Photography
ISO New England, 2019 CELT Report (May 1, 2019)
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Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
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Our Unhealthy Democracy: A New Report and a Call to Action

, Kendall Science Fellow

In a new analysis being released a year out from the 2020 election, the Center for Science and Democracy is recognizing and responding to the erosion of our democratic institutions. Our Unhealthy Democracy: How Voting Restrictions Harm Public Health—and What We Can Do about It, explores the link between electoral representation and constituent health outcomes and finds that disenfranchisement is associated with poor health outcomes. Read more >

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Former Military Offer Insights on Extreme Heat and the Military Analysis

, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist

You could say that I have a personal interest in the effect of extreme heat on the military. My family is no stranger to the Armed Forces. As a matter of fact, more than 20 family members have served in the military, including my four brothers–1 in the Army, 2 in the Navy and 1 in the Air Force.

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US Military on the Front Lines of Extreme Heat

, senior climate scientist

If I were to tell you that there were nearly 2,800 cases of heat-related illness among active-duty members of the US military last year, you might not be surprised. After all, we have troops deployed throughout the Middle East, where some of the world’s hottest places are found. But what if I were to tell you that of those thousands of cases, only 67 occurred among troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan? It turns out that right here at home in the US, thousands of servicepeople suffer from heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke every year, and the problem is set to grow much worse.

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Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch
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