The rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. It’s the kind of populist refrain that’s become common on the campaign trail during U.S. primary season, but this time, it’s coming out of the mouths of climate scientists… “What we find is that natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them,” Malin Pinsky, professor of ecology and evolution at Rutgers, said in a press release.
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Economic policy is often blamed when people use the phrase, “The rich are getting richer, and the poor are getting poorer.” But a new study, published in Nature Climate Change and from researchers at Rutgers, Princeton, Yale, and Arizona State universities, is highlighting climate change’s role in increasing the divide between the rich and the poor… “We tend to think of climate change as just a problem of physics and biology.” said Rutgers’ Malin Pinksy, a professor in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. “But people react to climate change as well, and at the moment we don’t have a good understanding for the impacts of human behavior on natural resources affected by climate change.”
Climate change is pushing fish toward the planet’s North and South poles, robbing traditionally poorer countries closer to the Equator of crucial natural resources, U.S. biologists said in a study published on Wednesday… “Natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them,” said Malin Pinsky, one of the study’s authors and a marine biologist, in a statement.
A team of researchers at Rutgers University say they have developed a juicier version of one of the Garden State’s most iconic crops… Peter Nitzsche, agricultural agent for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, says researchers hope the new version mimics the original Rutgers tomato but with a “better plant and fruit quality.”
A better tomato? You better believe it, according to a group of researchers at Rutgers University… “It’s what you think of when you think back to the tomatoes you had when you were younger,” horticulturist Tom Orton said.
Mosquitoes have a nasty reputation. The species Aedes aegypti, for example, is currently responsible for spreading the Zika virus through the Americas and also infects humans with dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever… This raises the question: …
Scientists expect that climate change will dramatically impact the environment and dislocate many species – such as plants, trees and fish – which will have to move from their current habitats to new ones in order to adapt. And where those species go, …
Tide gauges show that average sea levels have been steadily rising since the late 1800s, a worrisome trend that scientists blame on emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases. But what about the centuries before then, when those gauges were mostly nonexistent? Part of the answer, a team of researchers reported this week, lies in the salt marshes of South Jersey… “It clearly illustrates that we’re living in an unusual time,” said Rutgers University professor Benjamin P. Horton, one of the authors. “The paper also shows we’re the cause of this.”
Fish and other important resources are moving toward the Earth’s poles as the climate warms, and wealth is moving with them, according to a new paper by scientists at Rutgers, Princeton, Yale, and Arizona State universities… “What we find is that natural resources like fish are being pushed around by climate change, and that changes who gets access to them,” said Malin Pinsky, professor of ecology & evolution in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Four 4-H members represented New Jersey at the National Youth Summit on Healthy Living held Feb. 12-15 at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The purpose of the summit was to provide high school youth with an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to address issues like nutrition education, physical fitness, […]