Poll: What Can New Jersey Do to Help Stave Off Climate Change?

NJ Spotlight | May 8, 2014 | Polling, Sandy
Superstorm Sandy could be taken as a warning to the wise

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This week, the federal government released a National Climate Assessment that explained how the country is already seeing the effects of climate change and highlighted its impact on the Northeast.

Seas have risen a foot since 1895 and the temperature has risen 2 degrees. If carbon emissions continue unabated, we could see temperatures rise as much as another 10 degrees by 2080, along with heavy rains and a sea-level rise of about two more feet. Coastal flooding will become a way of life, and storms such as Sandy will not only increase in number but also will see their effects amplified by higher sea levels.

So what should we do?