Modern Sea-Level Rise Linked to Human Activities, Rutgers Research Reaffirms

Surprising glacial and nearly ice-free periods in last 66 million years New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth’s orbit. Surprisingly, Earth had nearly ice-free conditions with carbon dioxide levels not much higher than today and had glacial periods in times previously believed to be ice-free over the last …

How Are the Raritan River and Bay Adapting to Sea Level Rise?

Julie Blum, in the New Jersey jungle, Phragmites marsh, Raritan River, NJ. Photo courtesy of Laura Reynolds

Laura Reynolds, an EOAS postdoctoral fellow, and team, are conducting pioneering research on carbon and sediment levels of the tidal marshes in the Raritan River and Bay, to better understand and predict how sea level rise will impact these waterways. By Carol Peters The tidal Raritan River, once dubbed the “Queen of Rivers” in a poem published in the London Review in 1806, …

#EOAS in the News: Coastal Scientists Prepare to Retreat from Field Station Threatened by Rising Seas

Researchers who study our vulnerable shorelines are moving to higher ground By Jon Hurdle, NJ Spotlight Scientists at a coastal research station that studies how rising sea levels are threatening Shore communities and the environment are preparing to move their work inland to escape worsening flooding and erosion on an isolated peninsula near Tuckerton. The Rutgers University Marine Field Station …

How is Climate Change Affecting New Jersey?

EOAS Director Dr. Robert Kopp recently contributed to a special piece on NJTV about New Jersey’s climate change threats. The full article can be found here.

EOAS Director Robert Kopp Discusses Sea Level Rise with Resources for the Future and Answers the Question: “Are We Doomed?”

Listen to the host of Resources Radio, a weekly podcast produced by Resources for the Future, interview EOAS Director Robert Kopp. Kopp explains how he became interested in his field, reasons why a warming planet causes sea level rise, and explains sea level rise estimates over time. He also answers the question “Are we doomed?” and recommends several books.