As new report warns of rapidly rising seas, officials push for action on climate change

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS – The state Department of Environmental Protection and scientists are urging prompt and meaningful action to combat climate change in the wake of a report predicting that sea levels in New Jersey could rise more than a foot by 2030, and six feet by the end of the century.

The study, commissioned by DEP and prepared by Rutgers University and leading climate change experts, paints an even more dire portrait of the impacts of a warming climate here than previously envisioned, including a sharp increase in the number of days each year where coastal areas are inundated not by storms but with tidal flooding …

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