New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 3, 2019) – Robert E. Kopp, director of Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and a national expert on climate change, can provide commentary on national Democrats’ ongoing discussions of a Green New Deal – a proposal for sweeping policy to combat climate change and overhaul the economy.

Kopp said, “Stabilizing global climate — at any level of warming – requires bringing net global greenhouse gas emissions to zero. This requires major changes in how we generate energy, move goods and people around, and grow food. The Green New Deal debate has the potential to kick-start a crucial national discussion about how we can create good new jobs, rebuild crumbling infrastructure, and get our planet on a path toward climate stability.” 

Kopp, a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report, which will be released in 2021, is a professor in Rutgers–New Brunswick’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Climate Risk and Resilience Initiative.

He is available at [email protected] or 732-200-2705.


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