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Robert Kopp

Robert Kopp

Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, and Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University

Robert Kopp serves at Rutgers University as an associate professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and as Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. His research focuses on understanding uncertainty in past and future climate change, with major emphases on sea-level change and on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy. He served as the lead scientist for the Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus (Columbia University Press) and was a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2014 Fifth Assessment Report. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Prof. Kopp served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs and as a Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in geobiology from Caltech and his undergraduate degree in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago. He is a Leopold Leadership Fellow and a recipient of the International Union for Quaternary Research’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal and the American Geophysical Union’s William Gilbert Medal.

Climate Change Series

Trump's energy plan poses climate threat to U.S. economy

Jun 23, 2016 10:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature Economy

Last December in Paris, the nations of the world agreed to an ambitious goal for greenhouse gas emissions: to bring net emissions to zero in the second half of this century. Their objective: to limit global warming to 1.5...

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Economy

Iran prepares to pilot national cryptocurrency

Iran is preparing for the pilot phase of its digital currency project once the countrys Money and Credit Council approves, according to the Central Bank of Irans (CBI) newly-appointed Governor of the Ali Salehabadi....

Russia may partially replace dollar reserves with cryptocurrency to counter US sanctions

Russia is pondering on partially replacing the US dollar in currency reserves and trade settlements to limit their dependency on the greenback in a move dubbed as dedollarization. The plan was to counter the expanding...

McDonald’s Australia announces the addition of new spicy chicken range to its menu

McDonalds Australia unveils new menu items for its customers. The fast-food chain is offering new options for its spicy chicken menu line. McDonalds Australia said that it is bringing the heat with the arrival of its...

Burger King’s first vegetarian restaurant opens in Madrid

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Politics

Afghanistan: Russia calls for aid to avert refugee crisis, inclusivity in government in talks with Taliban

The international community is working to address its approach regarding the Taliban as the insurgent group now has control of Afghanistan. In the latest international talks with the insurgent group, Russia has called for...

Joe Biden reiterates need for massive investments in US infrastructure during Scranton visit

This week, US President Joe Biden visited his birthplace of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to shore up more public support towards the two infrastructure bills in Congress. During his remarks, Biden reiterated the need for major...

Capitol insurrection: Laurence Tribe says Donald Trump's lawsuit to block records from House Committee is 'laughable'

Twice-impeached former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the House Committee to block records from his White House related to the Capitol insurrection and on January 6 from being turned over. Former Harvard...

Joe Biden, Democratic lawmakers make progress with Build Back Better bill

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Science

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

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Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

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Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

Technology

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Snapdragon 898 and Dimensity 2000: New leak says both chips will use 4nm architecture

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27-inch iMac to sport 120Hz ProMotion mini-LED display, analyst reports

Apple may have big plans for the iMac line in 2022. The tech giant continues to sell an Intel-based iMac, but that might change in the coming months as the company is rumored to introduce a new 27-inch iMac. The 14-inch...
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