Film Screening and Director Talk: David Abel, Inundation District



Central Library in Copley Square


Jun 20, 2024


5:30 EDT



Cross-listed event
This event is hosted by BPL Adult Programs.

Featuring post-film (which runs 79 minutes) discussion with Boston Globe reporter and filmmaker David Abel led by Garrett Dash Nelson

In a time of rising seas and intensifying storms, one of the world’s wealthiest, most-educated cities made a fateful decision to spend billions of dollars erecting a new district along its coast — on landfill, at sea level. Unlike other places imperiled by climate change, this neighborhood of glass towers housing some of the world’s largest companies was built well after scientists began warning of the threats, including many at its renowned universities. The city, which already has more high-tide flooding than nearly any other in the United States, called its new quarter the Innovation District. But with seas rising inexorably, and at an accelerating rate, others are calling the neighborhood by a different name: Inundation District.

David Abel is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who covers climate change for The Boston Globe. He is also a professor of the practice at Boston University. Abel’s work has won an Edward R. Murrow Award, the Ernie Pyle Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Reporting

Garrett Dash Nelson is a historical geographer whose work focuses on the relationship between community structure, geographic units, and political ideology and is President and Head Curator of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center.

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