Skip to content
Connect
Stories

Boston’s 2030 climate goal is out of reach, a new report finds

People in this story

DAVID L. RYAN
Boston’s Long Wharf as a king tide flooded parts of Boston’s waterfront, as well as other coastal areas of Massachusetts.

Boston Globe, November 2022

Boston is so far behind on climate progress that cutting greenhouse emissions in half by the critical milepost of 2030 is already out of reach, a new assessment has found, and reaching the goal of net zero emissions by 2050 will requirea decades-long, all-in effort.

The report blamed a decade or more of stalled actionat the city, state, and federal levels, and said that dramatic changes must now begin.

In a year that saw the hottest three-week period in 151 years of Boston records and just ahead of what is expected to be a record-hot weekend, the report, dubbed the Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report, was seen as a jolt of reality.

Continue reading at the Boston Globe.

More Stories

An electrical worker installed wiring for heat pumps in a 100-year-old brownstone in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 22.

Boston, state must act on home heating changes

11.30.2022
CHEROKEE, NC - MAY 11: A Native American poses for pictures along the highway on May 11, 2018 in Cherokee, North Carolina. Located near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina side of the Appalachian Mountains, and at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the region is home to the Cherokee Nation band of Indians.

Words—and tribal location—matter to citizen of Cherokee Nation

11.30.2022
Howard High School Teachers, 1904

Black Teachers and Liberation: A CBFS Interview

11.30.22
In the News