USA Today: ‘Ground zero’ for sea level rise is New Jersey, new climate data suggests

NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions are speeding up sea level rise around New Jersey and, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University.

“Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New Jersey, but around the nation and the globe,” said state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/13/nj-ground-zero-sea-level-rise-rutgers-flooding-report/2636805001/