Rising Seas Projected to Exact Heavy Toll on NJ’s Tax Base
October 3, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org
The report, by Climate Central, shows high tide lines creeping inland as sea levels rise and New Jersey’s geological shoreline sinks. Don Bain, who wrote the report, figures that by 2050 rising seas could submerge homes and properties, including tax ratables worth more than $6.3 billion, in 17 New Jersey counties.
NJ SEED: A dismal prospect but the forces of nature are hard to deflect. The forecast for rising sea levels is alarming and steps must begin to mitigate the inevitable. Living organisms throughout earth’s history either adopt or parish. NJ SEED will continue to monitor activities related to this lifechanging issue.