Policy Position Papers

The Next Agricultural Revolution?

Evan Fraser, Ph.D.
One of the 21st century’s biggest challenges is devising the food systems to equitably, safely, and nutritiously feed the world’s growing populati...

Disparities in Food Insecurity: An Indigenous Public Health Perspective

Treena Delormier, Ph.D.
Food security is foundational for health and the prevention of chronic diseases during the course of a human’s life. The fact that about 1 in 6 hous...

Climate Change and Food Security: Understanding Vulnerability and Reducing Impacts

Peter Backlund, Ph.D.
Food security — the ability to obtain and use sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food — is a fundamental human need, and achieving food sec...

Foundations for California's Water Security in a Changing Climate

Roger Bales, Ph.D., et al.
The cornerstone of water security, and priority need for California, is a modern, robust water-information system that enables accurate, timely, and t...

Global Warming and Future Fire Regimes

Jon E. Keeley, Ph.D.
Global warming is occurring along with a number of other global changes that may have greater influences on future fire regimes, including population ...

Managing Water for People and Fish, Now and in a Changing Climate

Christina Swanson, Ph.D.
New policies are needed to reprioritize allocation of water resources to better protectaquatic ecosystems, accommodate the functional realities of our...

Systems Solutions to Global Food Security Challenges to Advance Human Health and Global Environment Based on Diverse Food Ecology

Kalidas Shetty, Ph.D.
On a global level, there is rapid emergence of diet-linked chronic diseases that represent a new reality of food security.  This recent global increa...

The Coming Reality of Sea Level Rise Along the New Jersey Coast: Too Fast Too Soon

Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D.
The reality of accelerating rates of sea level rise as the result of human-induced global warming is becoming increasingly dire and urgently needs to ...

Adapting to Climate Change on the Coast: Changing Values, Behavior, and Policies

Karen M. O’Neill, Ph.D.
Coasts are experiencing the effects of climate change at the same time that coastal populations are growing.  Even if we reduce carbon emissions, we ...

New Jersey Shore’s Future: Coping with Climate Change and Storm Risk

Thomas R. Knutson
Some observed climate changes and events are easier to link to human causes and make projections for the 21st century than others.  Storm risk and se...