Published on February 3, 2014

Getting the Word Out: Adapting to Climate Change

Last week’s press conference on Mass Audubon’s priority climate change adaptation bill was a great success! The bill would require the state to generate a comprehensive, statewide plan to prepare for extreme storms, weather events, and other unavoidable consequences of climate change.

The press conference was held at the State House by Senator Marc Pacheco, chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and Senate co-chair of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. Following an introduction of the bill by the Senator, speakers included Mass Audubon President Henry Tepper, The Nature Conservancy state director Wayne Klockner, and several legislative co-sponsors including Representative Frank Smizik, chair of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

Other bill co-sponsors that were in attendance included Senators James Eldridge and Dan Wolf and Representatives Lori Ehrlich, Robert Koczera, and Denise Provost.