PBS NewsHour explores Boston’s plans for the impact of climate change on storms and asks: Will it be enough?
PBS NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O'Brien examines last week's record-breaking weather, as a wintry blast coincided with a full moon high tide, causing icy floods in parts of Boston. "I worry sometimes that we are creating islands of resilience in seas of fragility," Dr. Stephen Flynn told O'Brien. "Where the real challenge lies is that cities don’t control entirely their destinies. They rely on transportation, energy networks, communication networks that sprawl across the country, across borders. It’s so important to have national leadership, in some cases to take this on globally, is because these systems we rely on have to essentially be able to built resilient across multiple jurisdictions."