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Bay State One of Few With Thorough Climate-Change Plan

A new Columbia University study says that, on paper at least, the Bay State is preparing well for climate change.

Graphic showing thoroughness of plans for climate change, by state. Color codes go from yellow (least thorough or none) to orange to red to dark red (most thorough). Credit: Columbia School of Law
Graphic showing thoroughness of plans for climate change, by state. Color codes go from yellow (least thorough or none) to orange to red to dark red (most thorough). Credit: Columbia School of Law
The good news is that, at least on paper, Massachusetts is among the best-prepared states for dealing with climate change.

That's one takeaway from a new Columbia University School of Law study about each state's federally-mandated "State Hazard Mitigation Plan." Some states' plans had zero information (or wrong information) about climate change, according to Tim McDonnell at The Atlantic Cities.

For the Bay State, results of climate change could include Boston having the weather of Atlanta in 50 to 100 years and rises in sea level threatening our seaside towns, according to the state's plan.

Read more about the study at The Atlantic Cities website or dive right into our state's plan.

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