How Climate Change Will Affect New Jersey – Conference at Rutgers

How Climate Change Will Affect New Jersey – Conference at Rutgers

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WHAT:  Bridging the Climate Divide: Informing The Response to Hurricane Sandy andImplications for Future Vulnerability

WHERE: Rutgers University’s Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Talks and panel discussions, 9:30 a.m to 12:40 p.m.; lunch, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.; panels and Q&A, 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHO: Rutgers climate scientists, public policy specialists, engineers, social and political scientists, students and the public. Among the expected speakers and moderators are: 

Jennifer Francis, climate scientist whose work on the jet stream’s changing route and its effect on weather has been widely reported; Kenneth Miller, geologist and Jersey Shore homeowner whose work on sea-level rise has been condensed to a popular lecture, “Shall I Sell My House at the Jersey Shore?” David Robinson, New Jersey’s state climatologist and professor of geography; Asa Rennermalm, geographer whose research has dealt with the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet; Oscar Schofield, marine scientist whose work has focused on the Western Antarctic Peninsula, the fastest-warming place on the planet; Richard Lathrop, geographer behind the NJ Flood Mapper interactive, an online tool for measuring sea level rise and storm surge for New Jersey communities; Anthony Broccoli, atmospheric scientist and Co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute.

BACKGROUND: The conference is the inaugural event of Rutgers University’s Climate Institute, which seeks to bring together expertise from across the university to address climate change, particularly the effects of climate change in New Jersey.