Editorial: We can’t coast if we want to save Jersey Shore

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PHILLY.COM – Memorial Day weekend begins the annual great migration from the Philadelphia region to the beloved Jersey Shore. When visitors arrive in their favorite towns, they may notice, as residents do, that the coast is changing at an accelerated pace. The rising sea is pushing back beaches, forests, and marshes. Flooding is more frequent.

And, the danger posed by a rising sea is made even more extreme by the fact that coastal land is sinking, according to a Rutgers University study.

The state knows the Shore is in trouble. Mother Nature delivered that message loud and clear six years ago with Hurricane Sandy, which killed 117 people and cost $50 billion in damage …

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