Massachusetts Forests and Meeting Climate Goals

June 07, 2021
7:30 p.m.
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Thanks to the League of Women Voters of Lexington, MA, we will have an opportunity to hear Dr. William Moomaw, one of the lead authors of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, speak on “Massachusetts Forests are Essential for Meeting Our Climate Goals: Are They up to the Task?" on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. There will be time for questions after Dr. Moomaw’s presentation.

Dr. William Moomaw is Professor Emeritus of International Policy at The Fletcher School, Tufts University as well as Distinguished Visiting Scientist at the Woodwell Climate Research Center. After addressing stratospheric ozone depletion as a staff scientist for the U.S. Senate, Dr. Moomaw began working on climate change in 1988 as the first director of the climate program at World Resources Institute in Washington DC. He has been a lead author of five Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize for its climate work in 2007. He is currently identifying natural climate solutions that increase accumulation of carbon in forests, wetlands, and soils to more rapidly meet climate goals. Dr. Moomaw is a co-author of a recent paper declaring a Climate Emergency that has been endorsed by over 13,000 scientists.

This event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters Lexington, and is open to the public at no charge, however registration is required at lwvlexington.org. [Please note: This event will follow the LWV Lexington Annual Meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. After a brief meeting, then a short recess, Dr. Moomaw will speak at 7:30p.m.

Further questions? contact the League convener Margaret Coppe.