New Jersey State Climatologist and Rutgers Geography Professor David Robinson will discuss what’s happening to New Jersey’s climate in an era of heightened interest in climate change, its causes and impacts on Wednesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the East Brunswick Public Library.

Robinson is a frequent speaker on his research interests in applied climate, and climate dynamics and change, particularly focused on global snow cover. He sits on the National Academy of Sciences’ Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers.

His talk, entitled “New Jersey’s Climate Variability and Change,” is the final presentation in the Option Green speakers series for this season. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission in collaboration with the library.  The program is free and open to the public.

The Friends of EBEC is a nonprofit citizens group dedicated to local environmental education and conservation. In addition to its Option Green speakers series the Friends sponsors National Moth Week, Freecycling Days, Amphibian Protection, Community Garden, Butterfly Park, Moth Nights and events that help to educate the public about the environment and sustainable practices. Membership is free. For more information, go to friendsebec.com.