New risk assessment reports produced by the New England Climate Adaptation Project for the towns of Wells, Cranston, and Barnstable have generated considerable coverage in the press.  Staff from MIT, the University of New Hampshire, and the Consensus Building Institute shared the report results at public town meetings about local climate adaptation during the last week in May.  The reports are part of a two-year project funded by a grant from the NERRS Science Collaborative, to collaborate with four at-risk coastal New England communities to assess local climate change risks, identify key challenges and opportunities for adaptation, and test the use of role-play simulations as a means to educate the public about climate change threats, and to help communities explore ways of decreasing their vulnerability and enhancing their resilience to climate change impacts. 


To read the articles in their entirety, please follow the links below:


Tracey Collins, "Town of Wells seeks resident buy-in to combat climate change," Journal Tribune, Thursday June 5, 2014.

Daniel Kittredge, "Climate change project points to city's risks, seeks ways to adapt," Cranston Herald, Wednesday June 4, 2014.

Susan Vaughn, "Local climate project concludes," The Barnstable Patriot, Friday May 30, 2014.