UMass Boston alumna and former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy ’76 returned to campus Monday for a panel looking at climate change challenges and opportunities.
The program was sponsored by the McCormack Graduate School, UMass Boston’s Sustainable Solutions Lab, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. McCormack Dean David W. Cash moderated the discussion with McCarthy and Greentown Labs Executive Director and CEO Emily Reichert.
McCarthy said climate change needs to be treated as a public health challenge — a fight for clean air and safe water not in the distant future but now — and that the messaging needs to change. Continue reading.