News In June 2015

Listen to RCI Affiliate Robert Kopp in this Radio Ecoshock interview discuss heat waves and the economic risks of climate change. Listen here.

The EPA has released the report Climate Change in the United States: Benefts of Global Action, that details the benefits of global greenhouse gas mitigation across water resources, electricity, infrastructure, public health, agriculture and forestry and ecosystems and details the risks of failure to act.

RCI affiliate Rachael Shwom is quoted in this care2.com article about how politics and environmentalism can reduce carbon emissions.

In this article on mashable.com, RCI affiliate Jennifer Francis discusses the approach some scientists are proposing to evaluate links between individual extreme events such as Hurricane Sandy and Typhoon Haiyan and climate change.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has introduced a new regulation aimed to reduce fuel emissions for big trucks built between 2019 and 2027 to increase fuel efficiency by one-third. Read more about the rule proposal in this  The New York Times article.

Pope Francis released a 184-page papal encyclical on June 18, 2015 noting, among other environmental issues that “climate change is global problem with grave implications…It represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Its worst impact will probably be felt by developing countries in coming decades.” Read coverage of the release in the New York Times and the encyclical here. Read what RCI Co-Director Anthony Broccoli and other climate scientists said about The Pope’s Climate Encyclical in this Climate Progress article.  Read what RCI Affiliates Jennifer Francis, Benjamin Horton and Robert Kopp said about the encyclical in this Rutgers Today piece.

RCI Affiliate, David Robinson was interviewed about the moderate drought that New Jersey is facing. The full article can be read on nj1015.com. Robinson was also quoted in Asbury Park Press on the recent five inches of rainfall in the Town of Toms River.

Co-Director, Anthony Broccoli discusses the recent Texas floods and their effect on winter in California in an article found in The Guardian.

RCI Affiliate, Jennifer Francis is quoted on the extreme weather that has been seen throughout the world in the month of May in an article in the New York Times.

Read RCI Affiliate, Robert Kopp’s op-ed in The New York Times about the dangers of heat and humidity in a warming world.

RCI Affiliate, Jennifer Francis discusses the link between Arctic warming and jet stream movement in this Rutgers Today article.

Read what RCI Affiliate, David Robinson said in The Washington Post about the declining snow cover across North America; the full article can be read here.

The U.S. EPA announced it is taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes by finding that these emissions from aircraft cause or contribute to air pollutants that endanger public health and welfare Read more as reported in the NY Times here.