News in October 2014

RCI Co-director Tony Broccoli and RCI Affiliates Jeanne Herb and Lisa Auermuller were quoted in this Asbury Park Press article about the steps communities are taking toward resiliency for their communities, as well as the increasing risks of coastal flooding. 

Click on globalchange.gov to learn about how the National Climate Assessment is being applied in various initiatives.  For example, the National Climate Assessment and other scientific resources are being used in a series of workshops to support climate preparedness at the state and local scale. The White House also announced international and domestic efforts to support climate resilience, ranging from extreme weather outlooks to green infrastructure. Read about how USGCRP's Global Change Information System (GCIS) supports traceability for the findings of the National Climate Assessment.  Find graphics from the National Climate Assessment, global change visualizations, and resources in Spanish.
Rutgers joins USDA Northeast Climate Hub

As climate changes, conventional practices in agriculture, forestry, and natural resource management may no longer be enough to maintain and strengthen farm production, natural resource management, and rural economic development. Rutgers has been invited to participate in a regional collaboration—the Northeast Climate Hub—and RCI associate director Marjorie Kaplan will serve as the Rutgers liaison to the Northeast Climate Hub. Read about it here.

Mid-Atlantic Living Shorelines Summit 2013 materials are available here.

Atlantic ocean quiet, while the Pacific faces large numbers of storms

RCI Affiliate David Robinson was quoted in this Asbury Park Press article about hurricane patterns and risks this year and in the future.

Is climate change behind polar jet stream’s strange behavior?

RCI Affiliate Jennifer Francis was quoted here about the potential links between the odd behavior of the polar jet stream and the disappearance of ice and snow in the Arctic.