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Will Rising Seas Engulf NJ’s History?

Updated: Aug 6

April 22, 2022 | njspotlightnews.org






The Garden State’s history is starting to wash away.


New Jersey as it exists today was built up over hundreds of years from the arrival of Europeans, and thousands of years of Lenape settlement before that. Reminders of the past are scattered everywhere — the state has more than 100,000 historic properties, one in nearly every city and town.


And Now, Land May be Sinking


February 19, 2019 | news.harvard.edu


Study suggests mid-Atlantic is getting lower, which may exacerbate effects of sea-level rise.


NJ SEED: Rising sea levels along the mid-Atlantic Coast are a reality and efforts to preserve historic landmarks need to begin. Those who are focused exclusively on climate change caused by humans may have to come to grips with geological evidence that the east coast mantle is subsiding. Whatever the cause or combination of causes, planning for costal preservation effort needs to become a priority.

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