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Climate change requires us to boldly and urgently act to protect the wildlife and people we love. In response, Mass Audubon has committed to achieving a carbon neutral future in Massachusetts by 2050.
Carbon neutrality, or net zero emissions, means that we don't emit any greenhouse gasses that we can't soak back up out of the atmosphere. To do so entails protecting and conserving natural climate fighting tools, mitigating climate change by reducing and eliminating our greenhouse gas emissions, and amplifying nature's resilience to climate impacts.
We need your help to make this future a reality.
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The impacts of climate change can be seen almost everywhere in Massachusetts. Oceans, freshwater, forest, and urban habitats are all impacted by the crisis, and its effects range from harming human health and increasing exposure to extreme weather to hurting our wildlife, like pollinators, shellfish, and birds.
Climate change amplifies existing threats while introducing new dangers to the world around us. It's up to us to come together and fight so we can protect people and wildlife alike.
Last week, Olivia Barksdale, Mass Audubon’s Conservation Restriction Stewardship Specialist, journeyed into Rutland Brook wildlife sanctuary in Petersham to talk about land, hemlock trees, and climate change. An Overview of Hemlocks Hemlock trees are evergreen conifers that are widely distributed across Massachusetts. They’re a long-lived tree, reaching up to 300-350 years old. You can find […]