WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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it's clear. Sustainable living has achieved mainstream status. How else can you explain the fact that "going green" at Fenway Park not only refers to the "Green Monster," but also to "Fenway Farms," the rooftop garden behind Gate A? Once the way of life for tree huggers and vegans only, many people today are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and drain on the Earth's natural resources. For good reason. Global Warming Affects Us All A new study published in the April 2015 issue of the journal Nature Climate Change links weather extremes to global warming and predicts the dangerous impact of continued global warming. The authors report that failure to bring greenhouse gases under control could lead to a 62-fold increase in heat blasts and a doubling of heavy precipitation. Citing examples, including the 2003 heat wave in Europe and the 2015 drought in California, the authors dispel any myths that climate change isn't everyone's problem or that it isn't real. They explain how weather 72 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 E L I Z A B E T H S U N E B Y writer P E T E R B A K E R photographer Choos ng a More Sustainable Lifestyle

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