Sustainable Arlington

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

default 4th National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

In Climate Change 32 downloads

Issued 11.23.18. Assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. 

 

1. Communities: Climate change creates new risks and exacerbates existing vulnerabilities in communities across the United States, presenting growing challenges to human health and safety, quality of life, and the rate of economic growth.

 

2. Economy:  Without substantial and sustained global mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause growing losses to American infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century.

 

3. Interconnected Impacts:  Climate change affects the natural, built, and social systems we rely on individually and through their connections to one another. These interconnected systems are increasingly vulnerable to cascading impacts that are often difficult to predict, threatening essential services within and beyond the Nation’s borders.

 

4. Actions to Reduce Risks   ...   

5. Water   ...   

6. Health   ... 

7. Indigenous Peoples  ...   

8. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services  ...   

9. Agriculture   ...   

10. Infrastructure   ...   

11. Oceans & Coasts   ...   

12. Tourism and Recreation

 

default An Act to promote a clean energy future. Bill S.2302 190th (Current). Popular

In Climate Change 137 downloads

Senate, February 14, 2018 -- The committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, to whom was referred the Senate Bill relative to 2030 and 2040 emissions benchmarks (Senate, No. 479); reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft entitled “An Act to promote a clean energy future” (Senate, No. 2302) (also based on Senate, Nos. 477, 478, changed and 1974 and House, No. 3994)

default Arlington joins climate change pledge Popular

In Climate Change 204 downloads

"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

In Climate Change 565 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 578 downloads

[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

In Climate Change 197 downloads

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

In Climate Change 568 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.

default Cambridge, MA, Climate Protection Plan Popular

In Climate Change 341 downloads

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

In Climate Change 398 downloads

  • 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

In Climate Change 288 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 544 downloads

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

In Climate Change 650 downloads

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

In Climate Change 451 downloads

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

In Climate Change 327 downloads

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

In Climate Change 640 downloads

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

default DeSmogBlog Popular

In Climate Change 477 downloads

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 449 downloads

A cartoon timeline that tells the story of climate change.

default FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE Popular

In Climate Change 391 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 How to talk about climate change [so both sides will listen] Popular

In Climate Change 119 downloads

"it is not enough for current environmentalists to reiterate the same calls to action, founded in the science, morality and sense of responsibility behind climate change."

default Inside Climate News Popular

In Climate Change 495 downloads

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