The New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance, formed in response to a diverse group of stakeholders to focus on climate change preparedness in New Jersey in key impacted sectors including public health; watersheds, rivers and coastal communities; built infrastructure; agriculture; and natural resources, has produced four new videos related to how climate change is affecting New Jersey, both the citizens as well as the communities and infrastructure.
Researchers from the Bloustein School’s Environmental Analysis and Communications Group assisted with surveys and collaborated on data collection and analysis on several of the videos.
New Jersey Populations Vulnerable to Climate Change describes the demographic and geographic attributes of socially vulnerable populations in New Jersey and their relation to flooding as an environmental hazard associated with a changing climate.
Climate Change and Flood Risk for New Jersey’s Senior Citizens
describes the risks faced by NJ”s elderly population with a focus on flooding and storm surge hazards associated with a changing climate.
NJ’s Changing Shoreline
describes the dynamics of New Jersey’s Atlantic Coast shoreline since the 19th century, using both historical maps as well as satellite image animation from 1984-2012 along NJ’s entire Atlantic coast. Viewers can observe periods of erosion, beach narrowing and beach widening as they change over time.