New Jersey’s leading experts in climate change have been busy creating an assortment of tools to help visualize the potential future impacts of climate change. What’s more, they are looking for ways to help communities prepare for and adapt to “a new reality” that includes frequent changes in temperature, precipitation and sea level.
A free webinar entitled “Planning for Climate Change in New Jersey, Tools for Planners” will be held Friday, August 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. To register, go online to njplanning.org.
The premise of the webinar: Living in a state that is on pace to bear the impacts of climate change more quickly and harshly than others, New Jersey planners should be familiar with the most current research and best practices for addressing climate change.
Speakers from the New Jersey Climate Change Adaptation Alliance will demonstrate historical observations in climate that have scientists so concerned, and what we can expect for the future. They will provide the results of a recent survey that tested New Jersey’s planners’ knowledge and beliefs about climate change. They will also present the leading best practices in climate change preparation.
The session will also feature a presentation by Richard Lathrop from the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis at Rutgers about the NJ FloodMapper tool, as well as other available tools that can assist planners in addressing climate change at the local and regional levels.
Other speakers include Marjorie Kaplan, associate director of Rutgers University Climate Institute; Raimy Schutzman, master’s degree candidate at Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Stacy Perrine, senior research associate at Rutgers Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; and Richard G. Lathrop Jr., director of the Walton Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis.
This event is organized by APA-NJ Northeast Area Representative Jessica Giorgianni and co-sponsored by the APA-NJ Hazard Mitigation and Recovery Planning Committee and the New Jersey Climate Change Adaptation Alliance.