Skip to comments.Amid Storms' Destruction, Climate Bill Pressure Grows On Mass. House
Posted on 03/08/2018 11:46:56 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
While crews shore up seawalls and coastal infrastructure and residents brace for another powerful storm, a coalition that includes architects, engineers, planners and downtown Boston businesses is putting pressure on the House to pass a bill requiring the state to plan for the effects of climate change.
The Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Coalition sent a letter Monday to all state representatives urging them to reach out to House leadership and ask for action on a bill (S 2196) requiring the state to develop a comprehensive adaptation management action plan in response to climate change.
The coalition which includes dozens of organizations that represent architects, engineers, planners, and conservationists said that while Massachusetts has taken steps to address the economic risks of climate change, "we lack an integrated approach to resiliency."
The bill would require key state agencies to develop a comprehensive adaptation management action plan in response to climate change and update it every five years. It would also continue a grant program that provides technical assistance for communities.
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And to think, we look down on ancient cultures that did human sacrifice or rain dances as an appeal to the climate gods.
“The Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Coalition”
Should be tried for crimes against humanity.
Seems like a good way for them to enrich themselves.
The Massachusetts Climate Change Adaptation Coalition’s first serious recommendation is to build a gigantic bubble encapsulating the entire state of Massachusetts.
Pass a Bill ,that’ll show Global Warming who’s Boss
We have to act now or it will be too late again.
Put anyone receiving government dollars under oath and ask them to verify their findings.
That will put an end to this nonsense.
Junk science idiocy ... and all this will not change one frakin thing cause be assured, they will continue to be hit by storms......
Construction work must be slowing down in MA. Thank God we have those Architects, Engineers and Conservationists looking out for our well being.
Hmm. I think you might be on to something.
Media starts the pressure and then reports the pressure, just like in Florida for gun control.
Humans survived the most recent Ice Age and adapted to many other natural changes in the world's climate, from post-Ice Age flooding and the rising of ocean levels, to desertification.
An even more rational solution would be to prevent people from building in natural floodplains, areas prone to mud and landslides, coastal areas where huge tidal storms routinely wash away cliffside buildings, limestone areas riddled by sinkholes, etc. But since this is human nature we're discussing, rationality doesn't stand a chance.
Global warming is causing the polar blasts? Those people are demented.
All they have to do, really, is to build levees and a seawall. Then, when the next cold cycle comes and sea levels actually start to drop, due to ice formation, then they can look upon their now-useless seawall and levees and be proud.