David Robinson – New Jersey State Climatologist
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
There’s a few things you should know: first of all, allergies are on the rise for the overall population and long-term climate change is affecting allergens in our area. But this year’s intensity is mostly due to the stop-and-go end to our winter, a sh…
Daniel Van Abs – Department of Human Ecology
New York City is on track for the longest heat wave since 2002, according to the National Weather Service. The city is in the middle of an eight-day heat streak that began last Thursday and isn’t expected to let up until Friday… “There has been no break for the air conditioners,” said David Robinson, a climatologist at Rutgers University. While it’s not unusual for the mercury to spike this time of year, he said temperatures for the past week have been about five degrees hotter than normal. “It’s like adding insult to injury,” he said.