Ben Horton – Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Robert Kopp – Rutgers Energy Institute
In 2007, a United Nations panel of scientists studying the rise of sea level related to climate change predicted that, if nothing was done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, seas could rise by about 2 feet by 2100. By 2013, the panel had increased its…
What does loss of Arctic sea ice have to do with snowfall and rain in New England? Plenty, according to chemical evidence amassed by a team of scientists and described in a soon-to-be published study. A research project analyzing precipitation in New Hampshire, part of the general U.S. Northeast region that has been blasted in recent years by episodes of the “polar vortex,” links weather there to the warming Arctic… According to an emerging theory developed by Rutgers University research professor Jennifer Francis and several other climate scientists, the amplified Arctic warming is significantly altering weather patterns much farther south.