Will be joined by constituents, lawmakers, leaders in climate change impacts, solution
MEDFORD, MA. – Superstorm Sandy is the latest example of climate change contributing to extreme weather. With Sandy expected to cost between $30 and $50 billion, the storm’s devastating impacts should be taken as a warning for Massachusetts and New England. As temperatures and sea-levels rise and storms become more severe, many of Boston’s best-known landmarks – Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Station, Copley Church – will be threatened by major weather events. Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) will hold an emergency meeting calling for immediate action in Congress to protect Massachusetts and the region from the devastating impacts of extreme storms fueled by climate change.
WHAT: Emergency meeting on climate change threat to Massachusetts, New England
WHO: Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation
- Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Mindy Lubber, President and CEO, Ceres
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012, 11 A
Sustainable Landscaping: Arlington Stormwater Series, Session #5,
Dec. 11, Arlington Town Hall
How landscaping practices affect storm-water run-off and local water bodies.
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D O T H E M A T H T O U R (350.org) COMES TO BOSTON -- now at the ORPHEUM THEATER -- to jumpstart the next phase of the climate movement.
It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Fossil fuel corporations now have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves,
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