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Robert Kopp: Confronting Coastal Risk in an Age of Rising Sea Levels


Robert Kopp is a climate scientist who serves at Rutgers University as Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences. His research focuses on past and future sea-level change, the interactions between physical climate change and the economy, and the use of climate risk information in decision making. He is an author of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report, as well as a director of the Climate Impact Lab. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and a recipient of AGU’s James B. Macelwane and William Gilbert Medals and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal.

This Pauline Newman ’47 Distinguished Lecture in Science, Technology, and Society is the second in a series of events about global climate change and action taking place in March 2021, including a lecture by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on March 2 and an open conversation between Johnson and Kopp on March 16.

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