Sustainable Arlington

Arlington Vision 2020 Committee/Mass. Climate Action Network (MCAN) Chapter

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

In Climate Change 260 downloads

Writing for the "Your Money" feature of the New York Times (12.2.16.), Ron Lieber discusses climate change and the residential real estate market, and lists important points to consider.

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In Climate Change 102 downloads

H 1726, An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs,  

Sponsored by Representative Jennifer Benson

S. 1821, An Act Combating Climate Change, 

Sponsored by Senator Mike Barrett

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In Climate Change 113 downloads

Stop the Pipeline Tax ✧ Oppose any legislative effort to restore the pipeline tax and pursue other legislative avenues to resist fossil fuel infrastructure

Make Utilities Buy More Renewables  Raise the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) so that electric utilities must more rapidly increase the percentage of electricity sourced from renewables to get us on a faster track to 100% renewable electricity.

Put a Price on Carbon ✧ Levy a price on carbon pollution and redistribute the revenue back to taxpayers.

Expand Solar Energy ✧ Raise or eliminate net metering caps, restore the net metering retail rate for all project types including community and large-scale solar, and provide funding for community and low-income solar initiatives.

Fix Gas Leaks ✧ Require that consumers not pay for leaked gas, incentivizing companies to fix leaks faster. 


In Climate Change 165 downloads

What it is; how much hotter it's gotten since the Industrial Revolution; we're not doomed but urgent action is needed; why some people question Climate Change; what we can do.

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

In Climate Change 255 downloads

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

In Climate Change 329 downloads

Biodiversity for a Livable Climate was founded ... to expand the climate conversation to include the seriously underestimated positive impacts of the biosphere on the climate and physical world.  [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.

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In Climate Change 348 downloads

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.

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In Climate Change 107 downloads

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Carbon Pricing - The Basics.pdf

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

In Climate Change 327 downloads

Climate changes, such as sea-level rise, heat waves, and increases in storm intensity or

frequency, pose major risks to Boston, its infrastructure, its tax base, its natural resources, and its residents, businesses, and institutions. For these reasons, Boston needs to prepare for climate change, even as we work to lessen its impacts. Climate adaptation-preparing for the different local environmental conditions that result from climate change-is an essential part of climate action.

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In Climate Change 117 downloads

  • The City has begun work on the Climate Change Preparedness & Resilience (CCPR) Plan, which is scheduled to be completed in 2018. Public meetings will be held during the process. The CCPR Plan will also be reviewed by the Envision Cambridge advisory committees, including the Climate and Environment Work Group. To receive direct notification of meetings and other activities related to the CCPR Plan, please contact John Bolduc, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

default City of Cambridge, MA Climate Protection Plan Popular

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120 pages.  



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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.

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


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.  

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

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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.

default Earth Temperature Timeline: A timeline of earth's average temperature since the last ice age glaciation Popular

In Climate Change 196 downloads

A cartoon timeline that tells the story of climate change.

default Inside Climate News Popular

In Climate Change 312 downloads

A Pulitzer Prize-winning, non-profit, non-partisan news organization dedicated to covering climate change, energy and the environment.

default James E. Hansen, PhD, Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions Program, Earth Institute, Columbia University Popular

In Climate Change 316 downloads

Dr. Hansen is perhaps the foremost climate scientist of our time.  Visit to hear his TED talk, read recent reports, and view graphics explaing climate change trends.

default Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act Popular

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Passed in 2008 to address climate chage.  Using 1990 GreenHouse Gas emission levels as the starting point, the goal is to cut these emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050.  Updates to this act are pending in the Mass. State Legislature as of March 2016.

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In Climate Change 313 downloads

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is the regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Its mission is to promote smart growth and regional collaboration. 


MAPC's Clean Energy division provides a range of services to communities, including comprehensive local energy and climate planning, energy-related technical assistance, and regional energy procurements. Its goal is to advance markets for clean technology while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuel consumption in the Commonwealth.


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