Massachusetts Confronts Climate Change: Action at the Intersection of Science, Technology and Policy

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is engaged in responding to climate variability through the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008 and a Climate Change Adaptation report released in 2011. State officials joined MIT faculty for this panel discussing why a strong approach combining mitigation and adaption is so urgently needed, and how Massachusetts is rising to the challenge.

Moderator

Barbara Kates-Garnick, Undersecretary for Energy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Speakers


  • Kerry Emanuel, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

  • Michael Greenstone, Professor, MIT Department of Economics

  • Stephen Estes-Smargiassi, Director of Planning, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

  • Greg Watson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources


Hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative and the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.

credit

MIT Energy Initiative

license

MIT TechTV