Sustainable Arlington

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

Image 5.15.19, Boston, Air Quality Hearing, Weymouth Compressor Station

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Air Quality Report Permit Hearing for Weymouth Compressor Station

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

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:

1) Pack the hearing! Join FRRACS at the hearing at 9am and the Mothers Out Front press conference at 11:55 am in front of the DEP on Winter St. RSVP hereWed, May 15, 9 am, DEP, 1 Winter St, Boston.

2) Call Governor Baker’s office on May 15 and demand he stop the Weymouth Compressor Station. Here's all the info and a sample script.

3) Join the Twitter storm on May 15. Let’s get #GovernorGas trending! See this page for sample memes and tweets.


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


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.  

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

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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.


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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.


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

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A cartoon timeline that tells the story of climate change.


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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 Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States Popular

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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 How to talk about climate change [so both sides will listen] Popular

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"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."