Robert Kopp

Robert Kopp is Director of the Rutgers Institute of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He also serves as co-director of Rutgers’ Coastal Climate Risk & Resilience (C2R2) initiative and as a director of the Climate Impact Lab. Prof. Kopp's 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 is a lead author of “Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus” and of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s 2017 Climate Science Special Report. He previously served as a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Assessing Approaches to Updating the Social Cost of Carbon and a contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2014 Fifth Assessment Report. Prof. Kopp is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s James B. Macelwane and William Gilbert Medals and the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA)’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal.

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