Nov 03

Keep Breaking the Climate Silence on Sunday, Nov 4th 11am


Join 350 Massachusetts at 11:00 AM tomorrow (Sunday, November 4th) at Arlington Town Hall to show your support for serious, science-based climate solutions in Massachusetts at Congressmember Ed Markey’s Climate Emergency Meeting!

Please arrive a few minutes before 11am ready to show your support for real solutions. We’ll have the vigil banner, the 350 Massachusetts banner, and the Frankenstorm poster with us.

Let’s make it clear that the people of Massachusetts are demanding that the media, politicians, and our neighbors break the climate silence and work together to act swiftly and urgently with policies that address climate change systemically and with an eye to building a better future than the one that awaits us if we don’t act!

GETTING THERE: Arlington Town Hall is at 730 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, near the intersection with Route 60. It is on the 67, 77, & 79 MBTA bus routes, and a few blocks from the end of the 87 route.

QUESTIONS? Contact Craig craig@350ma.org or Marla marla@350ma.org

In Wake of Sandy, Rep. Markey to Host Emergency Meeting to Protect Massachusetts from Climate Change
Will be joined by constituents, lawmakers, leaders in climate change impacts, solution
MEDFORD, MA. – Superstorm Sandy is the latest example of climate change contributing to extreme weather.  With Sandy expected to cost between $30 and $50 billion, the storm’s devastating impacts should be taken as a warning for Massachusetts and New England. As temperatures and sea-levels rise and storms become more severe, many of Boston’s best-known landmarks – Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North Station, Copley Church – will be threatened by major weather events. Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Malden) will hold an emergency meeting calling for immediate action in Congress to protect Massachusetts and the region from the devastating impacts of extreme storms fueled by climate change.
WHAT: Emergency meeting on climate change threat to Massachusetts, New England
WHO: Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), dean of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation
- Kevin Knobloch, President, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Mindy Lubber, President and CEO, Ceres
WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012, 11 AM
WHERE: Arlington Town Hall, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, Mass.
Rep. Markey yesterday penned anop-ed in the Huffington Post on what a post-Sandy climate change action plan would look like, saying, “In 1775, Paul Revere warned Massachusetts revolutionaries of an invasion coming from the sea. With climate change, low-lying areas of Boston and the Bay State could now face an invasion of the sea itself.”
Last week, Rep. Markey released the report, “The New New England: How Climate Change Jeopardizes the Northeast’s Economy and Environment”, on climate change effects in New England. Findings of the report include:
·         Ocean temperatures in the Northeast during the first half of 2012 were the warmest on record, which can fuel stronger storms
·         Rates of sea-level rise from North Carolina to Massachusetts are up to four times faster than the global average
·         January to August 2012 set a new record for high temperatures in New England both on land and in the ocean.
·         Extreme downpours and snowfalls have increased by 85 percent since 1948.