‘Hit first and worst’: Region’s communities of color brace for climate change impacts
WBUR - 07/26/2017
Daniel Faber is the director of the Northeastern University Environmental Justice Research Collaborative. With projected sea level rises for the area of anywhere between six and 15 feet, Faber says the risk for catastrophic failures at sites like Chelsea’s fuel storage tanks are high.
“You’re looking at the flooding of some very significant areas of Chelsea and Boston, and of course, you know, the impacts are going to be felt in some of the poorer segments of both Chelsea and Boston that currently lack protections,” Faber says.