Rutgers Climate Institute Events

Upcoming Events: 

rupolar.pngRutgers Polar Day (For Rutgers Students, Faculty and Staff Only)
22 Feb 2019 - 09:00AM

Friday, February 22, 2019. 9:00 AM. Rutgers Polar Day. Sponsored by Department of Geography, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, SAS Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean, and the Rutgers Climate Institute. More information found here. 

Rutgers faculty, staff, and students studying the polar regions and cryosphere are invited to share their work in lighting talks (3-5 minutes) and discussion during the morning session. Any Rutgers faculty, staff or students are welcome to join us for a keynote lecture by Dr. Richard Forster, University of Utah in the afternoon.   

Anyone who plans to give a presentation or attend the morning session must REGISTER.
Deadline for powerpoint presentations is 11:59 PM February 19th. 

hayhoestatseminar.jpgHigh-Resolution Climate Projections: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts
26 Feb 2019 - 11:00AM

Tuesday February 26, 2019. 11:00 AM.  High-Resolution Climate Projections: Connecting Global Change to Local Impacts.  Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech.  Sponsored by EOAS and the Rutgers Climate Institute. Event flyer here.

Abstract: Climate change is no longer a distant issue: its impacts already affect many aspects of life on this planet. Ensuring that our infrastructure, our resources, and the economy are prepared for future changes requires an understanding of what those changes will look like. Developing high-resolution projections that are relevant to local impacts, however, is a challenging task. Using practical examples from our work across the U.S., I will discuss and compare the statistical models and methods used to translate global climate model output into local to regional-scale climate information that can be used to inform climate-resilient long-term planning for cities, water districts, land management, and more. 

Watch the LIVESTREAM of this event on February 26, 2019 at http://go.rutgers.edu/pzpfzqrw.; the livestream will be available beginning at 10:30 AM on the day of the event.
Password for the event:  wRCHBjF5
Important: After you’ve joined the live stream, a box with audio options will appear. Select either “I Will Call In” which provides you with a telephone number to call and listen to the audio, or, select “Call Using Computer” to listen through your computer. If you don’t select anything, you won’t hear the audio.
If you are unable to be near your computer and wish to dial into the event using a phone line, the number is 1-650-429-3300 access code: 791 473 115

hayhoe.pngTalking Climate: When Facts are Not Enough - Public Lecture featuring Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech University
26 Feb 2019 - 05:00PM

Talking Climate: When Facts are Not Enough

Katharine Hayhoe, Texas Tech
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Cook Student Center
Rutgers University

Reception 5:00 PM
Public Lecture 6:00 PM
Event flyer here.

When we hear people objecting to climate change, they often use science-y or even religious-y sounding arguments. "It’s just a natural cycle," some say, or “it’s cold outside,” or "God is in control, so humans can’t affect something as big as our planet.” Yet these are smokescreens for the real objections, that have nothing to do with lack of information or knowledge or belief. Instead, our attitudes towards climate change are primarily the result of where we fall on the political spectrum, and our corresponding aversion to what we perceive to be solutions that are incompatible with our way of life, our political ideology, and our identity. How can we move past this impasse? Join Katharine Hayhoe as she identifies the barriers to climate action, and highlights the key role our values play in shaping our conversations on this crucial topic. 

About Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and FORTUNE magazine’s world’s greatest leaders.

Katharine is currently a professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She has a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Toronto and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Illinois.

Registration / Visitor Parking 

Registration is strongly encouraged. Visitors to Rutgers who need parking must both register to attend and register their vehicle and may only park in Lots 76, 99C, or 99D on Cook Campus at Rutgers.

Directions and Map

Directions to Cook Student Center. 
Map of Cook Student Center and Visitor Parking Areas.

Livestream Information

Watch the LIVESTREAM of this event beginning at 6:00 PM on February 26, 2019 at http://go.rutgers.edu/fj7w55ym; the livestream will be available beginning at 6:00 PM on the day of the event.
Password for the event:  EphJ2c3m
Important: After you’ve joined the live stream, a box with audio options will appear. Select either “I Will Call In” which provides you with a telephone number to call and listen to the audio, or, select “Call Using Computer” to listen through your computer. If you don’t select anything, you won’t hear the audio.
If you are unable to be near your computer and wish to dial into the event using a phone line, the number is 1-650-429-3300 access code: 799 970 472


This event is sponsored by Rutgers Climate Institute; Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences; Eagleton Science and Policy Initiative; and the Rutgers University Science Communication Initiative.


 

WRR_Food_Report_cover.jpgCreating a Sustainable Food Future
07 Mar 2019 - 05:30PM

Creating a Sustainable Food Future

Timothy D. Searchinger, Princeton University
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Cook Student Center Multipurpose Room
Rutgers University

5:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM Executive Dean's Distinguished Lecture
Event flyer coming soon.

Featuring Timothy D. Searchinger, the lead author of a series of reports, including a new synthesis, by the World Resources Institute, the World Bank and UN agencies on how to meet global food needs in 2050 while reducing greenhouse gas emissions titled Creating a Sustainable Food Future.

Registration / Visitor Parking 

Registration is strongly encouraged. Visitors to Rutgers who need parking must both register to attend and register vehicle and may only park in Lots 76, 99C, or 99D on Cook Campus at Rutgers.

Directions and Map

Directions to Cook Student Center. 
Map of Cook Student Center and Visitor Parking Areas.

 


This event is sponsored by School of Environmental Sciences Executive Dean's Distinguished Lecture; Rutgers Climate Institute; and the IFNH Center of Food Systems and Sustainability.

 


 

brooklynbridge.pngScience for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC
15 Mar 2019

Friday, March 15, 2019. Science for Decision-Making in a Warmer World: 10 Years of the NPCC. Sponsored by The New York Academy of Sciences. Rutgers Climate Institute and others. More information here.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday, February 8, 2019.