If this keeps up, New Jersey will soon feel like North Carolina. And that’s just the tip of the melting iceberg.
Ocean City, underwater. Frequent deadly heat waves in Newark. The Meadowlands swamped, putting some of New Jersey’s most critical infrastructure at risk. Storms like Sandy no longer being outliers.
Those scenarios are just a few that climate scientists have confidently projected for New Jersey as global warming rolls in and the climate changes. But those projections have been based on what would happen if the Earth’s average temperature rose by two degrees celcius over the course of the 21st century.
A new report from international experts is ringing the alarms of climate change. Here’s what it means for New Jersey.