On January 21, as part of his annual address on the state of the Commonwealth, Governor Charlie Baker pledged Massachusetts to a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, making us the third state in the country to make such a commitment. The other two states are New… Read More »Governor Baker Pledges Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050!!
Last week was a big week for state climate change legislation! Keeping her January promise, state Senate President Karen Spilka unveiled a trio of major climate change bills. For an excellent summary of what this significant legislation contains, click on the following link: https://climate-xchange.org/2020/01/23/mass-senates-climate-bills-overview-summary-context/?mc_cid=a153a9295b&mc_eid=b09a2b1771# These bills are packed with all… Read More »New Trio of State Senate Climate Change Bills Proposed!
The recent IPCC report and the U.S. government report on climate change are clarion calls for action to avert the worst consequences of global warming. Here are three things you can do to greatly reduce your own carbon footprint: 1. Get clean, renewable electricity from the sun. Install solar panels on your roof and/or… Read More »Let’s get to work on climate change!
Summary of IPCC report prepared for Sustainable Sharon Coalition (SSC) Last Monday, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a special report entitled SR15. The “one five” refers to 1.5°C, which is the rise in global temperature that we must try to limit ourselves to, or face even… Read More »The Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC
“Late last week, the Baker administration quietly released updates to the state’s carbon emissions data. The reason for the strange timing, on a Thursday evening in late August as people rushed to weekend vacations, is clear: the numbers aren’t positive. The data showed an increase in Massachusetts’ emissions between 2013… Read More »MA Not On Track to Meet Emissions Target
Climate Change Resolution – Sharon Town Meeting, May 5, 2014 Sharon Town Meeting recognizes that greenhouse gas emissions generated by fossil fuels have already set climate change in motion, and that arresting these changes will require actions at every level of society, including federal, state, local and individual, to: •… Read More »Climate Change Resolution – Sharon Town Meeting, May 5, 2014
With all the news about global warming, have you been wondering why January was so frigid? Here’s an informative 2-minute video that explains the so-called “polar vortex”: To see these wind currents in near-real time, check out this incredible graphic showing wind patterns around the globe. If you click on the globe,… Read More »Why Has it Been So Cold???