(Trenton, NJ) -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is warning that seas along the Jersey Shore are going to rise in devastating fashion.
A report released yesterday claims that sea-level by New Jersey could rise more than a foot in the next ten years, more than two feet by 2050 and by six feet come the end of the century. Aside from dangerous flooding, sea-level rise can cause erosion and the contamination of agricultural soils with salt.
Wildlife habitats can also be destroyed. The report also alleges that sea-level rise projections in New Jersey are more than double the global average.