Editorial: Warming ocean changing NJ storms, mostly for the worse

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Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – The world is warming, especially its oceans, and that should be a special concern for those living along the coast or even regularly visiting there. It could affect the number and strength of hurricanes that threaten lives and property at the Jersey Shore. It could make salt water in streets more commonplace, corroding and sometimes destroying cars.

New studies are slowly contributing to the understanding of how storms along the New Jersey coast are changing as the ocean warms. What they’re finding is not all bad but overall makes a strong case that the threats of catastrophic storms and routine flooding are increasing …

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