Boston's Environment Chief Talks Climate Change Amid Reports That Trump Will Pull U.S. Out Of Paris Agreement

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It's been almost one year since Boston Mayor Marty Walsh traveled to China to take part in a Boston-Beijing climate change summit. The Smart Cities Climate Summit was designed around the idea that cities are key to adapting to climate change and mitigating the effects of it. The idea — think globally, act locally.

It now looks as if cities may have to take on the battle without the help of Washington, D.C. Reports out Wednesday say that President Trump may pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement. And that's sparking concern in the state and in the city of Boston.

Austin Blackmon, Boston's chief of Environment, Energy, and Open Space, traveled with Walsh last year to China. He is one of the people who best knows the risks the city of Boston is facing and joined WBUR's All Things Considered to discuss

This segment aired on May 31, 2017.


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