Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey

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  • Published on:  6/2/2018
  • Railroads aren’t great if they’re underwater.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOScientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast -- it will also impact the critical infrastructure that supports many of our largest cities.While sea level rise is often phrased as an issue of concern in the future, we can already see some of the implications. Many coastal communities have witnessed a sharp uptick in flooding, during lunar king tide periods. Other places are forced to consider what life might be like as the land they currently occupy goes underwater.For further reading on this subject, I recommend starting here:Regional Plan Association ‘Under Water’ and 4th Plan reports for residents of the greater New York City metro area:http://library.rpa.org/pdf/RPA-Under-...http://fourthplan.orgSea Level Rise in New Jersey fact sheet from professors Kenneth Miller & Robert Kopp of Rutgers Universityhttps://geology.rutgers.edu/images/st...NOAA / NOS’s report on high tide floodinghttps://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/pub...https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/n...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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