In collaboration with universities throughout the country, Rutgers is developing a plan to protect coastal areas increasingly threatened by extreme weather caused by climate change. Climate scientist and institute core faculty member Robert Kopp is the principal investigator.
In an interview for WRSU Rutgers Radio, institute director Richard Marlink offers perspective on the importance of a global response to COVID-19, vaccine infrastructure in Africa, vaccine production and safety, and the World Health Organization.
Climate change is one of the greatest threats to human health the world has ever faced. At Rutgers, a task force co-chaired by institute core faculty members Robert Kopp and Kevin Lyons presented a 43-page report outlining an 18-month process to identify the strategies Rutgers will take to reduce the university’s carbon footprint and its vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
Climate change is leading to a decline in fish populations, which could have a devastating effect on developing countries that rely on seafood for nourishment and livelihoods, according to a Rutgers-led study.