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Local Climate Change Preparedness

View of a recording of this Climate Speaker Series event. Panelists Kara Runsten, John Bolduc, and Laurel Schwab join Mount Auburn for an overview of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program and the efforts of Watertown and Cambridge to conduct vulnerability assessments and implement climate change preparedness and resiliency plans. The role of the urban forest and green infrastructure in addressing heat and flood risks are a focus of the panel discussion. Continue reading

February 16, 2021

Climate Change & Henry Thoreau

View a recording of this Climate Speaker Series event. For the past 17 years, Professor Richard Primack and his team have been using Thoreau’s records from the 1850s and other Massachusetts data sources to document the earlier flowering and leafing out times of plants, the earlier flight times of butterflies, and the more variable response of migratory birds. Learn more about this climate science journey, more than 150 years in the making. Continue reading

October 8, 2020