The Jersey Shore and rising environmental threats

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Guests: Diane C. Bates, David Robinson, MaryAnn Spoto

The effects of Superstorm Sandy still reverberate to this day.  The storm highlighted the need to better prepare for major weather events, as well as the need to implement more effective rebuilding strategies so that residents and vacationers alike won’t relive the treacherousness of four years ago.  Climate change, sea level rise, and the specter of another major weather event continue to loom.  Today on Radio Times, we discuss how the governments and the residents of the Shore are preparing for another potential disaster, and the likelihood of that taking place.  We discuss all of this with College of New Jersey professor of sociology DIANE C. BATES, author of Superstorm Sandy: The Inevitable Destruction and Reconstruction of the Jersey Shore.  We’ll also be joined by Rutgers University’s DAVID ROBINSON who is the state climatologist for New Jersey, and by reporter MARYANN SPOTO who covers Monmouth and Ocean Counties for NJ.com and The Star-Ledger.

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