Medford Real Estate & Sea Level
|English: View of the bridge over Mystic River & the contry adjacent from Bunker's Hill / engraved by S. Hill. Print shows bird's-eye view from Bunker Hill of the "Malden Bridge" across the Mystic River, with Medford, Massachusetts in the background. Illus. in: The Massachusetts magazine, or, Monthly museum of knowledge and rational entertainment. Boston, Mass. : Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, vol. II, no. IX, 1790 (September), opp. p. 515. Repository: Library of Congress Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Another question that comes to mind is homebuying with an eye towards future livability. In the past I have looked at topographical maps with homebuyers to see how a neighborhood is graded to better understand how water might move through a property when drainage is an issue. How attractive will homes be as more and more homebuyers start looking at sea level elevation as an important measure if they're thinking of staying in a home for 50+ years? Remember the Mother's Day Storms from a few years ago? It was touted as a "once in 300 year storm" but the one in a long while storms are becoming more and more prevalent. Medford has fared quite well when it comes to these issues so far. Forcasting the future is imperfect but we must be mindful of what could happen.
I choose not to engage in the politics of climate change. Everyone has their own opinion and they're entitled to it. If you believe in climate change then this is something to think about & urge your leaders to plan for. If you don't believe then you can sit back and realize that these are just words on a page. Personally I'd rather plan for the worst than be horribly surprised.