Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change
The climate of Massachusetts is already changing—and with it, our natural lands, waters, and wildlife.
These changes are affecting our health, the nature we love, and the natural resources on which we depend. Despite these challenges, we currently have the capacity to protect the natural resources of Massachusetts for future generations of people and wildlife.
Why We Care
Effects of Climate Change
Climate Change and the Birds of Massachusetts
What Mass Audubon Is Doing
How You Can Help
Local, State, & National Policy
Impact of Climate Change Work
The current and projected future impacts of climate change on nature in Massachusetts are very significant, requiring a thoughtful and comprehensive approach and a sustained effort. Mass Audubon is uniquely suited to demonstrate actions to adapt to climate change. Learn More >
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Climate Blog Posts
According to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, food waste makes up one-quarter of our state’s trash. That means your biodegradable apple cores and other plant based materials are needlessly taking up space in landfills and causing negative environmental impacts. But there’s an easy fix. Enter composting. Composting is not new. In fact, as long […]
We are now living in a world where scientists are telling us that urgent and unprecedented changes are needed if we are to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Global average temperatures today are 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels, and we are in the fight of our lives to avoid surpassing 1.5°C in […]