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Prior to Fall 2011

Climate Change and Coastal Hazards

Ocean County Library, Toms River, NJ
The objective of this symposium was to inform educators and students, coastal communities, stakeholders and policymakers about future changes in sea level and coastal hazards along the New Jersey shore during the 21st century.

Communication about climate change is nearly as complex as the science. Among the most difficult communication challenges is persuading people to act on a problem that is not immediately relevant nor easily solved. This symposium included presentations of state-of-the-art research on how people understand climate change: Tony Leiserowitz (Yale), Rachel Shwom (Rutgers), Paul Stern (National Academy of Sciences), Bud Ward (Yale). Following the presentations there was a roundtable dialogue between panelists and Rutgers’ climate change leaders about the implications of the research for practice.

April 15, 2008

The Climate Ahead: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Climate Change Ahead: Global Change, Local Impacts
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
This symposium brings together members of the Rutgers community whose research addresses climate change and its effects on people, ecology, and economy of local areas such as New Jersey. The three interdisciplinary, focusing themes of the symposium are: observations and modeling of large scale climate change, effects of global climate change on coastal environments, and effects of global climate change on terrestrial ecosystems and freshwater resources.

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