On North Carolina's Outer Banks, A Preview Of What Might Be In Store For Mass. Barrier Beaches
We look to the Outer Banks, where beaches and seaside homes are succumbing to the encroaching ocean, as a possible harbinger of what's to come for barrier beaches here in Massachusetts as the climate warms, storms become more frequent, and erosion worsens.
New Bedford Hurricane Barrier: Not An 'Impermeable Line Of Defense' Against Climate Change
New Bedford is home to the longest hurricane barrier on the East Coast, but city leaders know the wall can only hold back the sea for so long. The sea level is rising and storms will get more intense as a result of global warming.