gmoke

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Report of the MIT Climate Change Conversation

MIT and Cambridge have a hell of a lot to lose from rising sea levels. They have a lot to offer in the fight against climate change. From the Executive Summary:
Humanity has a limited window of opportunity to avert the most catastrophic risks of climate change. The global and holistic nature of the climate change threat, which affects all nations and requires combined progress on technology, policy, behavioral shifts and beyond, makes it society’s grandest challenge of the present day, possibly of all time. Finding solutions to society’s biggest problems is in MIT’s DNA and is central to its values. The time has come for MIT to play a prominent, visible part in the action and solutions needed to confront the climate challenge. Perils ahead dwarf risks to the Institute in navigating this politically charged issue, such that even exceptional measures should not be eschewed. We call upon the Institute to rise to confront what may prove to be the greatest threat to current and future generations. This report lays out suggestions for a set of actions to move the Institute in this direction.
- promoted by charley-on-the-mta


UMass Sustainable Food and Farming Certificate Program



5/12 at the State House: Technology Day and Energy Hearing



Recycled Solar: Double-Glazed Solar Hot Cap Cloche



Harvard Business School’s Oldest Alumni Propose a New Climate Project



Energiewende: Germany’s Energy Transition



Getting to Net Zero: Cambridge, MA

Excellent. Buildings are the source of 37% of CO2 emissions. (pg. 117) I will simply restate stomv's line that it isn't really important for individual buildings to be net-zero; rather for buildings *as a whole* to be net-zero. IOW, some may be net-producers and some net-users. Might be more efficient and practical that way. --Charley - promoted by david


Urban Agriculture

"America was born on a farm and moved to the city." Richard Hofstadter, The Age of Reform. - promoted by Bob_Neer


Meetings with Reps Capuano and Clark



Cities Scale: Boston Living with Water