Unchecked rising tides could sink state’s future for many

The culprit: The water around the world is getting warmer and it's melting the ice, causing sea levels to rise.

Along the Jersey coastline, there’s long been concern about rising sea levels. But a new study from Rutgers University sounds the alarm —  it finds sea levels are currently rising at a rate not seen in 2,000 years and South Jersey is particularly vulnerable to the effects.

Lead funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by Marc Haas Foundation and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim, III.

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