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Rutgers University


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, Civics, English Language Arts

Resource Type

  • Articles and Websites

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey



Climate Change in New Jersey: A Brief Introduction

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  • This article outlines how climate change is impacting New Jersey, the main causes of climate change, and what the state is doing to both slow climate change and prepare for unavoidable effects. 
Teaching Tips


  • This article provides a concise explanation of climate change specific to New Jersey.
  • It includes data and graphs specific to New Jersey, which could be more impactful to students from this area as opposed to focusing on global trends.

Additional Prerequisites

  • The article is available to download as a PDF.


Scientist Notes
Climate change has impacted on critical infrastructure and exposed most vulnerable population in New Jersey. This resource introduces the main drivers of global warming and highlights the importance of limiting CO2 emissions from anthropogenic activities, and also improving carbon sinks to respond to climate risk. This resource is recommended for teaching.
  • Science and Engineering
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-5 Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth’s systems.
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading (K-12)
      • R.9-12.12 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • Social Studies
    • Civics & Government
      • Civics & Government 1 (D1): Students understand the ideals, purposes, principles, structures, and processes of constitutional government in the United States and in the American political system, as well as examples of other forms of government and political systems in the world by evaluating and comparing the relationship of citizens with government in the United States and other regions of the world.
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