New Jersey Climate Adaptation Alliance releases new videos on climate change in NJ

December 15, 2015

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.

The NJCAA’s University partners are the Bloustein School, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and the Climate and Environmental Change Institute at Rutgers University.

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.

explores climate change and its effects on the Jersey Shore.  Experts discuss temperature changes, sea level rise, coastal flooding and ocean acidification and how this impacts communities, ecosystems and coastal economies.

 

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.

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