Sustainable Arlington

Envision Arlington/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

default 1. SEA LEVEL RISE RISK FINDER, Map, Surging Seas, Climate Central

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Explore sea level and coastal flood risks.  A location can be several miles inland and still at risk.  Try typing in Arlington, MA. Click "Full-Feature Map" to see impacts of sea level rise from 0 to 10 feet.

Climate Central’s Program on Sea Level Rise strives to provide accurate, clear and granular information about sea level rise and coastal flood hazards both locally and globally, today and tomorrow. Anchored in rigorous primary research, our work distinguishes itself by its user-friendly maps and tools, extensive datasets, and high-quality visual presentation. The program dedicates its efforts to helping citizens, communities, businesses, organizations, and governments at every level to understand the consequences of different carbon pathways and to navigate the shifting waters of our warming world.  See http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/about

default 1. SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS LAB, UMass Boston

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Pursuing Climate Justice.  Climate change is rapidly exacerbating racial, economic, and social inequities. As sea levels rise, droughts lengthen, and storms become more intense and unpredictable, people and communities with limited resources will have less capacity to prepare for – or bounce back from – these challenges.

default 10.11.19. Climate change: Big lifestyle changes are the only answer Popular

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report has been prepared for the Committee on Climate Change, which advises [UK} ministers how to cut the UK's carbon footprint.  It says an upheaval in our lifestyles is the only way to meet targets ... to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.

Image ACHIEVING THE PARIS AGREEMENT CLIMATE GOALS. Popular

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Global and regional 100% renewable energy scenarios with non-energy GHG pathways for +1.5OC  and  +2OC.

 

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Air Quality Permit Appeal

Dept. of Environmental Protection, 1 Winter St., Boston, MA

[updates at https://www.nocompressor.com/]

Support Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) and Weymouth residents at the appeal of the air quality permit for the Enbridge/Spectra compressor station planned for Weymouth. There are 3 ways to help:

default Arlington joins climate change pledge Popular

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"After ... the United States [withdrew from] the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017, many states jumped to sign a pledge promising to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Massachusetts was not one of them.  

Instead, local mayors and Boards of Selectmen have signed the pledge, We Are Still In, including Arlington’s Board of Selectmen. Chair Joseph Curro proposed the pledge at the Selectmen’s meeting on July 24."

default Bill McKibben, Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry [fracking will not save our climate] Popular

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McKibben calls methane " CO2’s nasty little brother."   Unfortunately, "our new natural-gas infrastructure has been bleeding methane into the atmosphere in record quantities. And molecule for molecule, this unburned methane is much, much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide."  All that extra methane going into the atmosphere is offsetting many of the gains made by cutting carbon dioxide emissions.

default Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming Popular

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[A]ppropriate human approaches to nature may be able to reverse the effects of global warming despite our inability to date to reduce emissions in a timely manner.  Our goal is to contribute to planetary regeneration through research, education, collaboration and action to restore essential global biodiversity.

default Boston's Flooding Risk (World Bank report) Popular

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Which Coastal Cities Are at Highest Risk of Damaging Floods? New Study Crunches the Numbers. Boston ranks 8th worldwide.

default Cambridge Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCVA) Popular

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The Cambridge, MA Community Development Department has done an intensive study of anticipated local climate change impacts for 2030 and 2070.  Useful graphics and maps are posted online with the March and December 2015 reports.  Some future flooding scenario maps of the Alewife area include detailed information for East Arlington.

default Cambridge, MA, Climate Protection Plan Popular

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default Cambridge, MA: Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan Popular

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  • The City has begun work on the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018.  

pdf Carbon Pricing The Basics Popular

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Why we need Massachusetts State Senator Mike Barrett's bill S.1821, An Act Combating Climate Change

default City of Boston, Preparing for Climate Change Popular

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Sea-level rise, heat waves, and increasing storm intensity threaten Boston’s infrastructure, tax base, natural resources, residents, businesses, and institutions. Climate adaptation -- preparing for the different local environmental conditions that result from climate change -- is an essential part of climate action.

default Climate Change and Home Buying "You’re Buying a Home. Have You Considered Climate Change?" Popular

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From the "Your Money" feature, New York Times (12.2.16.), a discussion of climate change and the residential real estate market, with issues to consider.

default CLIMATE CHANGE: BIGGEST NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CHALLENGE IN ITS 100-YEAR HISTORY Popular

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National Park Service Director on climate change threats to National Parks and how to inspire the next generation of stewards to usher parks into a new century of management practices.

default Climate Ready Boston Popular

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an initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare our City for climate change.

 

https://www.boston.gov/departments/environment/climate-ready-boston

CLIMATE READY BOSTON REPORT (DECEMBER 2016)

This report includes high-quality maps and as a result may have a slow load time... You can also read this report by reserving a hard copy through the Boston Public Library.  

default Climate XChange Popular

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Climate XChange seeks to reduce global warming pollution and strengthen the economy through comprehensive market-based carbon pricing in Massachusetts.

Image Communicating the Climate Crisis

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default DeSmogBlog Popular

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DeSmogBlog exists to clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change.  It began in January 2006 and quickly became the world’s number one source for accurate, fact based information regarding global warming misinformation campaigns.