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
September 7, 2016
Douglass Student Center
100 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Climate, Energy and the Politics of 2016
The Honorable Bob Inglis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 1993-1999 and 2005-2011 (R-SC)
Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative
George Mason University
September 26, 2016
Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ
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
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, New Jersey
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.
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
Learn more here.
Putting New Jersey on the Arctic Map: Rutgers University & the Garden State’s Arctic Connections
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.
News In August 2016
U.S. EPA has released 2016 Climate Change Indicators Report and Excessive Heats Events Guidebook The residents of Shishmaref, Alaska have vote to relocate from their barrier island village which has been affected by erosion and flooding attributed to climate change; read more in thisNew York Times article..
National Academies Press, has recently published: Commercial Aircraft Propulsion and Energy Systems Research and Exploring Disaster Risk Reduction Through Community- Level Approaches to Promote Healthy Outcomes.
RCI affiliate, Jennifer Francis notes the unforeseen surprises of a warming climate in regard to the Siberian Anthrax Outbreak.
RCI affiliate, David Robinson is quoted in this Morristown Green article noting the difficulty in attributing specific severe storms in central New Jersey to directly to climate change.
In this CBS News Philly article, Rutgers Professor Ken Able, notes that New Jersey's coastal waters are warming, bringing southern aquatic species northward as a result of climate change.
This New York Times article discusses the disappearance of the Australian rodent the Bramble Cay melomys as the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to climate change, identifying high tides and sea water from sea-level rise as destroying the species habitat.
In this New York Times article which discusses that June 2016 was the lowest extent of Arctic sea ice on record for June, going back to the beginning of satellite observations in the late 1970s, the RCI affiliate, Jennifer Francis is quoted regarding a connection between a reduction of sea ice and atmospheric “blocks” that result in extended periods of warm air in high latitudes .
In this Business Insider article, RCI affiliate, Alan Robock notes it is difficult to ascertain whether attempts to produce rain through cloud seeding are effective.
National Academies Press, has recently published the following reports: Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change and Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability: Proceedings of a Workshop.
Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars
The Passaic River Symposium VII will be held on October 13th-14th 2016 at Montclair State University. Register online by September 30th, 2016. Click here for more details.
The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco is being held December 12-16th. Complete information here.
The National Council for Science and the Environment will be holding their 17th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment “Integrating Environment and Health” from January 24 th - 26 th , 2017. Follow here for more information.
The International Transformational Resilience Coalition will be holding their first conference on “Building Personal and Psychosocial Resilience for Climate Change” from November 3rd- 4th, 2016 in Washington D.C. Registration here. More information here.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be holding their 41st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop from October 3rd- 6th, 2016 in Maine. More information here.
The Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC) will be from October 19th-20th, 2016 in Italy. Abstract submission deadline is Aug 29th, 2016. More information here.
Thursday - Friday, October 20 - 21, 2016. The Newark Environmental Sustainability Institute (NESI) at Rutgers University-Newark and the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University will be sponsoring a symposium titled "Building Partnerships: Education & Community as a Path to Urban Sustainability." Registration is now open and limited spaces are available. More information and a link to register here.
The International Centre for Theoretical Physics will be holding their Workshop on Teleconnections in the Present and Future Climate from October 24th- 28th, 2016 in Italy. More information here.
A workshop on Adapting to Climate Change: Actions, Implementations, and Outcomes will be held at the University of Notre Dame from April 28 th - May 1 st , 2017. Proposal deadline is October 1 st , 2016. More information pdf here (567 KB) .
The National Adaptation Forum will be held from May 9 th - 11 th , 2017 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Proposal deadline is September 30 th , 2016. More information here.
Jobs, Internships & Funding Opportunities
There is a PhD position available in climate dynamics at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. More information here.
A visiting assistant professor position, to teach physical geography and climatology is available at Texas A&M University in the Department of Geography. Apply and more information here.