Sea level rise in NJ: The nightmare scenario

Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

RUSS ZIMMER / ASBURY PARK PRESS – By 2100, rising sea levels could envelop Keansburg Amusement Park, Asbury Park Convention Hall, downtown Brick and the entirety of the barrier islands, according to research and analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Climate Central.

New Jersey is among the states most vulnerable to rising sea levels, a consequence of climate change. Should the worst of it come to pass — an unlikely but possible 12-foot rise in sea levels — only four states would have more people impacted, according to Climate Central, a nonprofit that produces research and analysis on sea level change …

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