The Rutgers Climate Institute is a University-wide effort to address one of the most important issues of our time through research, education and outreach. The Institute draws upon strengths in many departments at Rutgers by facilitating collaboration across a broad range of disciplines in the natural, social and policy sicences.
Focus on Climate Change and Agriculture: New Jersey
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Climate Change and the Jersey Shore: Impacts on Coastal Communities, Ecosystems and Economies
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University, explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore. Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding, and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.
New Jersey's Changing Shorelines
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University), describes the dynamics of New Jersey's Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th Century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation from 1984 - 2012 along NJ's entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as these change over time.
New Jersey Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change
This video, produced by the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, describes demographic and geographic attributes of socially vulnerable populations in New Jersey and their relation to flooding as an environmental hazard associated with a changing climate. The video is informed by research conducted by researchers at Rutgers University, which facilitates the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance.
Climate Change and Flood Risk for New Jersey's Senior Citizens
This video, produced by the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance (which is facilitated by Rutgers University) describes the risks faced by NJ's elderly population with a focus on flooding and storm surge hazards associated with a changing climate.