[VIDEO] “Stakeholders…are basically everyone” – Nasser Brahim of Woods Hole Group talks about the impact of coastal flooding

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Due to environmental changes, sea levels at Boston Harbor have risen over the past 100 years, affecting surrounding communities, homes and properties. When water overflows from the sea to the land, not only will it bring pollution to the land, but the water will also carry pollutants from the land back to the sea, damaging fish and other natural systems. In addition, when flood water enters the land, it fills the sewer system, and when this happens, sewage can enter the streets.

Nasser Brahim, Senior Climate Resilience Planner at Woods Hole Group, works to protect coastal communities from rising sea levels and the impacts of climate change. In this video, Nasser talks about the possible risks brought by Boston’s coastal flooding caused by climate change and pleaded for everyone to be responsible for changing it.

The solutions are varied but include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the coastline, choosing new routes for buses and trains to avoid flooded areas, etc. community.

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This video is part of a series on climate justice produced as part of Jody Santos’ “Video News Reporting and Producing” course at Northeastern University. During the semester, students will produce stories about climate and transit justice in Greater Boston.

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