Editorial: Shore residents must realistically deal with climate change and its costs

Belmar flooded by Hurricane Sandy

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – A climate opinion map released recently by Yale University shows how New Jersey residents living along and near the coast think about climate change, as well as how local views compare to those nationwide.

Turns out, living closer to the water doesn’t always equate to more concern.

Among the findings: 60 percent of Cape May County residents are worried about climate change, but only 37 percent think it will harm them personally, both below the national average …

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