Climate Change

The challenges of global climate change are both daunting but also surmountable. By lowering carbon emissions, redeveloping urban areas, investing in mass transit, designing our communities in more sustainable ways, and summoning the political will to implement these measures, the climate crisis can be averted. The predicted effects of climate change in the Pinelands and the Eastern Seaboard have been documented, and the observed effects are becoming apparent. Below are a broad range of resources offering summaries of the scientific research on climate change as it relates to the Pinelands, New Jersey, and the Middle Atlantic region.

Climate Change in New Jersey:

Download An Unfamiliar State: Local Impacts of Climate Change in NJ

An Unfamiliar State: Local Impacts of Climate Change in NJ - 884.1KB
An Unfamiliar State: Local Impacts of Global Warming in New Jersey (Environment NJ, 2007)

Download Climate Change in the US Northeast

Climate Change in the US Northeast - 3.8MB
Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast (Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, 2006)

Download Climate Change Impacts in NJ (The Nature Conservancy)

Climate Change Impacts in NJ (The Nature Conservancy) - 264.4KB
Climate Change Impacts in New Jersey (The Nature Conservancy, 2006)

Download Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: New Jersey

Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: New Jersey - 473.9KB
Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: New Jersey (Union of Concerned Scientists, 2007)

Download Economic Impacts of Climate Change on New Jersey

Economic Impacts of Climate Change on New Jersey - 527.9KB
Economic Impacts of Climate Change on New Jersey (The Center for Integrative Environmental Research, University of Maryland, 2008)

Download Energy and Climate in New Jersey

Energy and Climate in New Jersey - 1.4MB
Energy and Climate in New Jersey (NJ Sustainable State Institute, 2007)

Download Global Warming and NJ (National Wildlife federation)

Global Warming and NJ (National Wildlife federation) - 193.5KB
Global Warming and New Jersey: Change the Forecast for Wildlife (National Wildlife Federation, 2006)

Download Saving New Jersey's Vanishing Shores

Saving New Jersey's Vanishing Shores - 1.0MB
Saving New Jersey's Vanishing Shores (EPA)

 

Links:

State

Environmental Protection Agency - Climate Change - New Jersey

State of New Jersey - Global Warming

NJDEP - Offfice of Climate and Energy

Pinelands

Climate change and insect defoliation in the NJ Pine Barrens

New Jersey

NJ Climatologist

NJ Greenhouse Gas and Climate Change Initiative

Rutgers Climate and Environmental Change Initiative

US Global Change Research Program Reports

Next Generation Earth (NJ Fact Sheet)

New England Integrated Science and Assessment (Indicators of Climate Change in the Northeast)

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessments

Organizations:

Environment NJ

United States

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

US Environmental Protection Agency

International

Climate Crisis

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

Individual Action:

Terra Pass

NJ Clean Power Choice

Carbon Footprint Calculator

Step It Up

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