Adapted from Robert Whitcomb's "Digital Diary,'' in GoLocal24.com:
realize that builders, property managers and city and state officials have taken steps to mitigate the effects of sea rise caused by man-made global warming in Boston’s newly glitzy Seaport District. But are companies, such as General Electric, that plan to move there having second thoughts after the Feb. 4 tidal surge, which put some waterfront streets under water? Then there’s the Back Bay, which is filled land and hardly above sea level, where some GE execs now live.
But apparently Amazon ain’t afraid:
It’s in talks to lease 500,000 square feet of office space in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, on the waterfront, with an option to double the space also being discussed, reported The Boston Globe. This has, of course, intensified the idea that Boston might become the site of the retail behemoth’s ballyhooed “second headquarters.’’
To read more on Amazon and Boston please hit this link
I give credit to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo for raising awareness about, and planning responses to, sea-level rise, which may drown such areas as Newport’s Point neighborhood in the next few decades. And watch out Barrington, R.I., much of which is almost as low at Venice.