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Climate Change

Climate Change: Resources and Information

This page contains resources and information on a variety of climate change topics including greenhouse gas emissions and sea-level rise in the state of Massachusetts. The studies, organizations, and research provided on this page are available for professionals and anyone else interested in learning how climate change impacts our community and ways we can adapt to it in the future.

Organizations

  1. Climate Ready Boston: http://climateready.boston.gov
  2. StormSmart Coasts Massachusetts: http://ma.stormsmart.org
  3. Boston Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization: http://ctps.org

Government Agencies

  1. Massachusetts Dept. of Conservation and Recreation: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr
  2. Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources: http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/guidance-technical-assistance/agencies-and-divisions/doer
  3. Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/climate-change

On Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  1. Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies: http://www.ctps.org/ghg_alternatives
  2. Spring 2016 Report from Climate Ready Boston on Long Term Projections for Climate Impacts in the Boston Region: http://climateready.boston.gov/findings#spring2016
  3. Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Web Page for Massachusetts’ Progress towards Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2020 - http://www.mass.gov/eea/air-water-climate-change/climate-change/massachusetts-global-warming-solutions-act
  4. Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Web Page on Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy and Protocol Resources: http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/mepa/greenhouse-gas-emissions-policy-and-protocol-generic.html

No need for new gas pipelines to supply Massachusetts' energy needs

  1. Attorney General Maura Healey demonstrating that marketplace reforms and increased energy efficiency have negated the need for new gas pipelines: http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/energy-utilities/reros-infographic.pdf

On rising sea levels

  1. Attorney General Maura Healey demonstrating that marketplace reforms and increased energy efficiency have negated the need for new gas pipelines: http://www.mass.gov/ago/docs/energy-utilities/reros-infographic.pdf
  2. StormSmart Coasts’ Massachusetts Webpage on Identifying Hazards Related to Sea Level Rise, Erosion and Flooding - http://ma.stormsmart.org/before/hazard-id
  3. Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Webpage for StormSmart Coasts’ Tools for Visualizing Sea Level Rise - http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/program-areas/stormsmart-coasts/vulnerability/slr.html

Tools for Visualizing Sea Level Rise

  1. Massachusetts Ocean Resource Information System (MORIS): http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/czm/program-areas/mapping-and-data-management/moris
  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Sea Level Rise Viewer: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr.html
  3. FEMA Flood Mapping: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/search
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