Global sea levels could rise 8 feet by 2100, more in NJ, Rutgers study says

new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – By the dawn of the next century, South Jersey’s barrier islands will pretty much disappear at high tide, based on data in a Rutgers University review of scientific literature.

Global sea levels could rise by almost 8 feet by 2100 and 50 feet by 2300, if emissions remain high and the physics of ice sheets work against us, according to the review.
“And that rise would be 10 feet in New Jersey (by 2100),” said lead author Robert Kopp, director of Rutgers’ Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences …

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