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Should a new government agency protect the Massachusetts coastline from climate change?

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GBH News, March 2023

In Massachusetts, there’s widespread agreement among politicians and the public that climate change is real and poses a significant threat to the state’s future. Case in point: Gov. Maura Healey’s decision to create a cabinet-level climate chief position, who would be responsible for crafting a cohesive climate change response.

But what if that isn’t enough? In a recent Boston Globe opinion piece, Northeastern University professor Joan Fitzgerald and two coauthors argued that Massachusetts needs a brand new coastal adaptation agency to organize and execute a response that spans the state’s shoreline. Fitzgerald, who was the lead author of the Boston Foundation’s Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report, joins Adam Reilly to make the case for a new agency and some big new investments.

Watch the full interview at GBH.

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