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 sciences.


Upcoming Public Events!

Rutgers Climate Research: Global Causes, Local Impacts
Public Lecture and Reception
Featuring Rutgers Faculty
Scott Glenn, Jennifer Francis, Ben Horton

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September 7, 2016
Douglass Student Center
Trayes Hall
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
4:30 PM


Climate, Energy and the Politics of 2016
The Honorable Bob Inglis

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1999 and 2005-2011 (R-SC)

Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
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September 26, 2016
Cook Student Center
Multi-Purpose Room
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ
7:00 PM


Rutgers students invited to “Popcorn and Politics: Presidential Debate Watch” at the Eagleton Institute of Politics immediately after the lecture. RSVP required. Click here.


Taking Chances: The Coast After Hurricane Sandy

Featuring distinguished faculty and though leaders four years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in our region for an informative dialogue about storms and climate change vulnerability


October 28, 2016
Livingston Student Center

Livingston Hall
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
1:00 PM


What's New?

Read the New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance's new two-volume report on anticipated climate change implications for water supply and possible management scenarios to address challenges in New Jersey.

  pdf Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Supply Sector. (415 KB)

  pdf Basis and Background here. (1.66 MB)


Preparing for the Impacts of a Changing Climate on Public Health in New Jersey: A Workshop for Public Health Practitioners

On Friday June 3, 2016, Rutgers University hosted a workshop for public health professionals to learn about how a changing climate may affect public health in New Jersey and about strategies to better prepare New Jersey’s public health practitioners and professionals to address these impacts.  The workshop was planned planned by the New Jersey Climate Change and Public Health Working Group under the umbrella of the  New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance which is facilitated by Rutgers University.  Agenda and speaker presentations here.


Focus on Climate Change and Agriculture: New Jersey

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Learn more here.


Putting New Jersey on the Arctic Map: Rutgers University & the Garden State’s Arctic Connections

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The United States Department of State's blog Our Arctic Nation features a new post highlighting New Jersey and Rutgers University’s contributions to Arctic research. RCI affiliates Jennifer Francis, Asa Rennermalm, David Robinson, Hal Salzman; RCI Associate Director Marjorie Kaplan; and Rutgers doctoral candidate Michael Brady (Geography), all contributed to this post. US Department of State official Arctic Twitter account tweeted this

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