2015-2016 Academic Year

News In November 2015

The Georgetown Climate Center announces that five northeast states and the District of Columbia will work together to develop policies to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transportation through the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). Click here to read more and to download the full report.

In this Science News article RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis is quoted about how thinning ice is leading to a warmer winter in the Arctic.

RCI affiliate Lisa Auermuller discusses green infrastructure in coastal resiliency in this Sandpaper.net article.

RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis explains why climate change causes weather to stay in one place longer in this Tyee article.

The award winning science journalist, Andrew Revkin helped launch the first in the Executive Dean’s 250th Anniversary Public Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Climate Institute, Revkin’s lecture was entitled "Welcome to the Anthropocene: A Geological Age of Our Making." Click here to read more about the event.

RCI affiliate Malin Pinsky discusses how climate change shifts the range of where certain fish are found in this pewtrusts.org article.

Recipients of the 2015 Jerome Goldstein Scholarship Fund for EcoEntrepreneuring have been announced. This scholarship supports students’ research at the Rutgers EcoComplex which is directed by RCI affiliate, Serpil Guran. To learn more about the recipients and their research click here.

The EPA has released a new edition of the Emissions and Generation Integrated Resource Database (eGRID), this edition contains year 2012 data for data for emissions, generation, and emission rate information for several air pollutants and greenhouse gases. It also includes updated electric generation and mix fuel information. To learn more about eGRID and to access the database, click here.

RCI affiliate, Benjamin Horton discusses Hurricane Sandy and the increase in research on sea-level rise and climate change in this Wall Street Journal article.

RCI affiliates Robert Kopp and Enrique Curchitser will be teaching a Spring 2016 course titled Climate Change Risk Analysis. The course numbers are as followed:  16:460:571:01 (SAS) or 16:107:571:01 (SEBS). Policy and planning students should register for Seminar in Urban Planning under 34:970:663:01. For more information contact Professor Kopp at robert.kopp(at)rutgers.edu.

RCI affiliate Lisa Auermiller receives New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management Leadership Award for her work as the watershed coordinator for the JCNERR in Tuckerton, NJ.  Read more about her work and the award here.

RCI affiliate, Malin Pinsky discusses how warming oceans are a factor in the collapse of cod fishery read more in this New York Times article, Washington Times article, and U.S News article.

RCI affiliate, Oscar Schofield explains how Rutgers’ ocean gliders will help retrieve information about the ocean that would otherwise be very difficult for humans to retrieve in this btn.com article.

NASA has released the NASA Energy and Water cycle Study (NEWS) Climatology of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century Dataset. This data set summarizes the original observation-based mean fluxes of Water and Energy Budget components during the first decade of the 21st century, for each continent and ocean basin. To read more about the dataset and to download it, click here.

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society released its special report Explaining Extreme Events of 2014 from a Climate Perspective.  The report addresses the natural and human causes of individual extreme events from around the world, including Antarctica, in 2014.To download the report, click here. To read more about the report, click here.