The MIT Alumni for Climate Action (aka MACA) is a non-partisan group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni concerned about the devastating effects of climate
change. We support action at all levels to communicate the urgency of
the problem and reduce the risk and damage from climate change. We
support science based interventions in the energy, transportation, industry, and agriculture systems such as the rapid development of renewable wind and solar
energy capability and elimination of fossil fuel usage to drastically
reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions.
As our first action, a group of MIT alumni in Maryland sent an open
letter on climate change to all candidates running for public office in
the state in October 2018. The letter was signed by more than 100 alumni and sounded the
alarm on the effects of climate change. The letter was supported by US Senators and Congressmen, and State Senators and Delegates, and helped support the Clean Energy Jobs Bill in the state. The group also
provided background information on climate change and its
effects on the state, nation, and world, which are available from our Web Portal.