EOAS Director Robert Kopp Contributes to the First Part of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, released August 9, 2021

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By Carol Peters EOAS Director Robert Kopp contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s first part of the Sixth Assessment Report, “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis,” which is the Working Group I contribution to the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, which was released on August 9, 2021 during the 14th Session of Working Group I and 54th Session of …

COVID-19’s Socio-Economic Fallout Threatens Global Coffee Industry

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COVID-19’s socio-economic effects will likely cause another severe production crisis in the coffee industry, according to a Rutgers University-led study. The study, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, included researchers from the University of Arizona, University of Hawaii at Hilo, CIRAD, Santa Clara University, Purdue University West Lafayette and University of Exeter. “Any major impacts …

Shoring Up the Jersey Shore

Coastal communities are increasingly threatened by severe weather. The Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience initiative trains Rutgers graduate students to collaborate with local decision-makers and help vulnerable communities prepare for the impact of climate change. In 2012, New Jersey residents got an alarming tutorial on what unmitigated climate change portends when Hurricane Sandy, one of the worst storms in state …

Rutgers University to Participate in The 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase: COVID, Equity & Social Justice

Building Resilience Through Co-Production” from Rutgers University with the NJ Climate Change Resource Center and Borough of Atlantic Highlands will be featured May 11th-18th at http://videohall.com/p/2023 Carrie Ferraro, Associate Director of the Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience Initiative from Rutgers University will be featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation.  The event …

Water and Industry: Rutgers Student Screening and Discussion of “Brave Blue World”

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By Carol Peters During the April 13 online event, a panel of Rutgers undergraduate students from different academic backgrounds will discuss their visions for solutions to issues surrounding global water and sanitation. “What can we do to help solve the global water crisis in both our personal and professional lives?” This is the pivotal question a panel of Rutgers University-New …

A Look at Climate Change and the IPCC as the U.S. Re-enters the Paris Agreement

Climate change is one of the most serious global problems today. Increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, acidification of the ocean, damaging hurricanes, droughts, wildfires and other extreme events have caused devastating human, environmental and economic damage. In response to escalating climate change concerns, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) …

Fishes Contribute Roughly 1.65 Billion Tons of Carbon in Feces and Other Matter Annually

Scientists have little understanding of the role fishes play in the global carbon cycle linked to climate change, but a Rutgers-led study found that carbon in feces, respiration and other excretions from fishes – roughly 1.65 billion tons annually – make up about 16 percent of the total carbon that sinks below the ocean’s upper layers. Better data on this key part …

A New Year’s Message from EOAS Director Robert Kopp

Dear EOAS Community, I am sure many of you have, as I have, found it difficult to focus during this extraordinary afternoon, coming at the end of a year of mass fatalities with few precedents in American history. The videos of the ongoing but doomed coup attempt in Washington, DC, puts yet another exclamation mark on the intertwining crises facing …

Robock Elected to lead the AGU College of Fellows

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Professor Alan Robock has been elected Chair-Elect of the College of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).  AGU is the world’s largest professional organization of atmospheric, earth, and ocean scientists.  The College of Fellows is has been organized to provide a venue where Fellows can contribute to the AGU and to society through specific activities.  Selection as an AGU …

Rutgers’ New Global Environmental Change Grants Provide Seed Funding to Seven Projects

By Carol Peters Rutgers’ New Global Environmental Change Grants Provide Seed Funding to Seven Projects    How will the Amazon forest respond to a warmer climate and more frequent droughts? How can the environmental humanities, critical social sciences, law, and planetary observation creatively collaborate to reimagine effective, just, and legitimate governance for the Anthropocene? These are just a few of the …