Long-term findings from a study released this month by Princeton-based nonprofit Climate Central suggest sea level increases in coming decades that should give New Jersey shorefront property owners and real estate investors something to worry about. Those rises will also leave shorefront properties increasingly at risk from coastal storm surges.
The group conducted two different peer-reviews studies: one to draw a new map of low-lying lands near America’s coastland, and another to look at a timeline of risk to estimate the risk of flooding at various elevations in various decades.
Putting global projections into a local context, Climate Central suggests that, within two decades, New Jersey will see sea levels rise another half-foot, and another foot by the middle of the century.
Study author Ben Strauss joined NewsWorks Tonight to discuss the findings.