June 01, 2022
In the Media

MIT AgeLab Director Joe Coughlin was quoted by MarketWatch in an article about the impact that climate change will have on Baby Boomers’ and Gen X’s retirement plans. While American retirees can still have an enjoyable retirement, he says, factors such as extreme weather and higher flood risks could heavily impact quality of life. But he cautions that any message about climate-change preparedness has to make retirees feel empowered, not fearful.

It can’t be about washing away by the sea. It has to be: This is how you fight back, take control, be better prepared. At a certain age, people want to hear less about impending frailty than about how to maintain capability. Climate-change adaptation should be no different.

Read the full article in MarketWatch