March 29, 2012
Rutgers University climate change conference "Extreme Weather and Climate Change" featured in "Weather Report: Wild With a Chance of Record Heat, Precipitation". The conference, co-sponsored by the Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative and the Rutgers Initiative on Climate and Society was aimed at addressing the risks associated with an increase in extreme weather events caused by climate change. Among other things, panelists described the risks posed to the nation’s infrastructure, as well as touched on New Jersey’s recent spate of unusual weather. Even so, panelists stressed the current difficulty in attributing single weather events directly to global warming.