Opinion: N.J. needs a bolder plan to address climate change, environmental group says

Hoboken flooded after Sandy

ERIC BENSON / STAR-LEDGER – From toxic algal blooms, depleted fishing stocks, rising sea levels and increased flooding, the clock is ticking before the climate crisis becomes irreversible and life in New Jersey becomes unrecognizable.

In 2018, the scientific community said we have until 2030 to make immediate and bold changes (45% cut in greenhouse gas emissions) or suffer grave consequences that from a worldwide perspective includes life-threatening heat, drought, raging wildfires and melting ice caps that are swelling seas and unleashing long-trapped ancient bacteria and viruses …

Eric Benson is the New Jersey campaign director of Clean Water Action.

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