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Rutgers University


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences

Resource Type

  • Charts, Graphs, and Tables

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey, Central Jersey, Jersey Shore, North Jersey, South Jersey



State of the Climate: New Jersey 2021 [Infographic]

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  • This infographic highlights some of the most alarming climate trends in the state of New Jersey, referencing Hurricane Ida.
  • Students will learn about rising temperatures and sea levels, extreme weather events, and how climate change will impact New Jersey's environment, economy, and health.
Teaching Tips


  • This infographic is ideal for students who struggle with reading longer articles.
  • The information included is presented well and is easy to understand.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should be familiar with climate change topics and vocabulary.


  • Cross-curricular connections can be made in social studies classes by discussing how climate change may impact the economy, government, and population.
  • This resource is a great conversation starter for classes considering the specifics of climate change, especially in New Jersey. Consider using this infographic to have students generate their own questions, comments, and connections.
  • As an extension, this resource could be used as an exemplar of an infographic. Students can create their own about a climate change topic that is important to them.
  • The infographic can be used to introduce the more detailed report about New Jersey's climate in 2021.
Scientist Notes
The outlook for the climate in New Jersey is shown in this infographic. It includes warming scenarios and projections to explain how climate change will continue to bring about extreme weather conditions and natural calamities. This report is accurate, unbias, and suggested for education.
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
    • ESS2: Earth's Systems
      • HS-ESS2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.
    • 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 systems.
  • College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
    • Dimension 2: Geography
      • D2.Geo.3.9-12 Use geographic data to analyze variations in the spatial patterns of cultural and environmental characteristics at multiple scales.
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