Global warming is engulfing the earth in several ways. Rising seas caused by global warming and other factors imperil the coastal states and regions. So, is also the case with New Jersey. And that too, by the end of the century. Global warming may submerge sections of the New Jersey’s highly developed coastline by the end of the century, according to a report released by Princeton University. We all know that the Atlantic Ocean is swollen by melting ice caps. And this could raise the ocean by up to 4 feet by the year 2100, moving the coastline 480 feet inland in a worst-case scenario, according to the study co-authored by Michael Oppenheimer, a professor of geosciences and international affairs at the university’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
And as a consequence that would open the door for so-called 100-year floods occurring every five years, according to “Future Sea Level Rise and the New Jersey Coast,” an 81-page report that forecasts an ominous future for the shore. May be it’s not going to happen tomorrow, but over the course of the 21st century, we may be witnessing the dreadful phenomenon. It not remedies, the Government should start preparing to find alternative solution for the resourceful populous state.