Join NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, for a discussion on climate change and its impact on New Jersey’s residents and industries.

Discussion with a panel of experts, moderated by a correspondent from NJTV News, will assess the latest scientific research on the topic of climate change, from rising sea levels to environmental impact to quality of life and economic issues. Attendees will gain insight into how the Garden State has been affected by changing weather patterns, lessons learned from storms like Hurricane Sandy, as well as the strategies being implemented on the state and local levels to combat it.

The forum will include clips from NJTV’s documentary on climate change, Facing the Future, a local companion to PBS’ national Sinking Cities series, produced by WNET’s Peril and Promise initiative and is the latest event in NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood initiative. Promotional support provided by TEDx Cape May.


WHAT: Panel discussion on the impact of climate change on New Jersey with public Q&A. This event is open to the public and admission is free. Panel (subject to change):

  • Dr. George DiFerdinando, Jr. MD, MPH, FAPC, Steering Committee, NJ Climate Change Alliance & Chair, Princeton Board of Health
  • Dr. Daphne Munroe, Associate Professor in Shellfish Fisheries and Aquaculture, Rutgers University
  • Jenny Shinn, Program Coordinator, Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, Rutgers University
  • Dr. Lenore Tedesco, Executive Director of the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor, NJ

WHEN: Wednesday, July 24th from 6-8:30pm (discussion begins at 6:30pm)

WHERE: Lower Cape May Regional High School, 687 Route 9, Cape May, New Jersey 08204

FREE ADMISSION; Pre-registration recommended to guarantee a seat. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP now on Eventbriteor email betancourts@njtvonline.org,

CAN’T ATTEND? Watch forum via livestream on NJTV’s website
njtvonline.org or NJTV’s YouTube Channel) on July 24th.


About NJTV
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its tri-state neighbors.  NJTV presents PBS series such as Nature, Nova, Amanpour and Company, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Curious George as well as  diverse local programs including On the Record with Michael Aron, Here’s the Story, Treasures of New Jersey, Drive By History,  One-on-One with Steve Adubato  and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, and its affiliate NJ Spotlight work in tandem to provide multi-platform reporting from across the Garden State while also producing live news specials and roundtable discussions.NJTV, headquartered at the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark, with additional studio space at New Jersey City University and remote cameras at university content bureaus across the state, strives to engage the community and increase public awareness of critical local issues. Its community outreach initiatives include In Your Neighborhood, which combines on-location broadcasts, special programming and community engagement events to spotlight some of New Jersey’s most dynamic places and industries and Healthy NJ: New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis, combining community forums, news reporting and a resource-driven website to help combat the state’s heroin and opioid overdose crisis. The NJTV website offers online programs and free digital resources for educators.

NJTV is operated under an agreement with the state of New Jersey by Public Media NJ, Inc. (PMNJ), a non-profit affiliate of WNET, parent company of award-winning New York public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. Network sponsorships and partnerships are available.

About In Your Neighborhood
NJTV’s In Your Neighborhood is an ongoing public media programming and community engagement initiative that takes public television deeper into New Jersey’s communities and industries than ever before through on-location broadcasts, news reports and community forums. Support for this initiative is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

About the Peril and Promise initiative  
Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is a cross-platform public media project from WNET in New York reporting on the human impact of climate change, designed to provide context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism to audiences across every platform of public media. It also focuses on stories of exciting new frontiers of scientific innovation in resilience, mitigation, and clean energy. Reporting and distributing stories since 2017, Peril and Promise has produced more than134 reports across every platform of public media on-air and online – including the national primetime documentary series Sinking Cities, news reports on the PBS NewsHour and NewsHour Weekend, and regional reporting on MetroFocus, NJTV News, SciTech Now, and Long Island Business Report. Our content partners also include PBS Digital Studios, Cyberchase, WNYC public radio, TPT’s Rewire and Next Avenue, and PBS Member Stations across the country.  We’re also reaching audiences on our website and sparking conversations and generating engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Major funding for the Facing the Future project was provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos with additional funding from Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III and The Marc Haas Foundation, as part of Peril and Promise. Sinking Cities was also supported by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Viewers Like You. Additional funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly.

The views expressed in the programming do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors.