Rutgers Climate Institute Events

Upcoming Events: 

Webinar: Climate Change and COVID-19
15 Jun 2021 - 12:00PM

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021. 12:00 PM. Climate Change and COVID-19. Panos Georgopoulos, Rutgers University. Sponsored by the NJ Climate Change Resource Center. Register here.

Disease outcomes are strongly correlated with individual risk factors, such as age, sex and medical history, as well as demographic, socioeconomic, and environmental factors. Moreover, prior exposures to chemical, biological, and psychosocial stressors may also affect susceptibilities to disease. Join Dr. Panos Georgopoulos, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Medicine, Rutgers University – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, as he discusses how environmental, demographic and socioeconomic factors across New Jersey have impacted COVID-19 dynamics and outcomes and their relationship to climate change.

Webinar: Harmful Algal Blooms
16 Jun 2021 - 12:00PM

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021. 12:00 PM. Harmful Algal Blooms. Featuring NJDEP Harmful Algal Blooms Statewide Expert HAB Team. Sponsored by the NJ Climate Change Resource Center. Register here.

Climate change will have a major impact on both aquatic ecosystems. Among these impacts is the potential for more harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs occur when algae (plant-like organisms) grow out of control and produce toxins that are harmful to people, fish, birds, and other organisms in the local environment. Join members of the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Statewide HAB Expert Team, and Watershed Institute as they discuss the relationship between HABs in freshwater and climate change, as well as how municipalities and residents can work to address and manage these damaging events.

Webinar: The Cost of Climate Change
24 Jun 2021 - 01:00PM

Thursday June 24th, 2021. 1:00 PM. The Cost of Climate Change. Daniel Gilford, Climate Central; Robert Kopp, Rutgers University; Robert Freudenberg, Regional Plan Association. Sponsored by the NJ Climate Change Resource Center and Climate Central. Register here.

How much did climate change contribute to the damage inflicted by Superstorm Sandy? According to a new study by researchers from Climate Central, Rutgers University, and Stevens Institute of Technology, the answer is approximately 13% ($8.1 billion) of the $62.7 billion in losses incurred by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Join Dr. Daniel Gilford, Climate Scientist at Climate Central, Inc.; Dr. Robert Kopp, Professor and Director, Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences; and Mr. Robert Freudenberg, Vice President, Energy & Environment, Regional Plan Association, as they discuss how they arrived at this answer and the relationship between human-caused warming and losses during Superstorm Sandy.

This event is co-hosted with Climate Central.