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October 2013. State of the Climate: New Jersey

Rutgers Climate Institute releases State of the Climate: New Jersey highlighting information related to temperature, precipitation and sea level rise for New Jersey. You can find the report here.

Job Opportunity: Climate Policy Support Position

Position with the State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Energy and Climate. Highly motivated person sought to advance climate programs and policy.  Full posting can be found here.

October 2013. Bridging the Climate Divide: Conference Materials Available

October 14, 2013: Rutgers Climate Institute hosted Bridging the Climate Divide: Informing the Response to Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Future Vulnerability. The conference highlighted the scholarship that Rutgers' faculty and staff continue to bring to the climate change arena. The keynote address was delivered by Joseph J. Seneca, professor of environmental economics and policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, on "Sandy, Climate Policy, and Rutgers: An Overview." Read more here.

What does sea level rise look like in NJ?

Here is a short video clip of the boat shed at the Rutgers University Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Port Norris, NJ from October 2013. 

Lab Director, Professor David Bushek notes, "This is the height of a typical fall (October or November) spring tide. When built over 100 years ago, the permit to build was 1 foot above high tide. It rarely flooded when I was a grad student in early 1990s. The surge from Hurricane Sandy was at least three feet higher than shown here."



Congratulations to RCI Affiliate Josh Kohut (Marine and Coastal Sciences) for receiving the Merle V. Adams award for his achievements within Rutgers Cooperative Extension and his leadership in the Coastal Ocean Observation Lab

Congratulations to the following Rutgers faculty who are contributing authors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group Report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

Benjamin Horton (Marine and Coastal Sciences)
Robert Kopp (Earth and Planetary Sciences)
David Robinson (Geography)
Alan Robock (Environmental Sciences)

In addition to being a contributing author, Professor Robock is also a lead author of Chapter 8: Anthropogenic and Natural Radiative Forcing.


The fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Climate Change 2013: the Physical Science Basis 

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