Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Jersey Shore May Be Shore No More By 2052

Inhabitat is sharing studies showing that the entire stretch of east coast beach is slowly sinking due to rising water levels, and global warming is the culprit.

The area’s Long Beach Island has been identified as the highest risk location, but some researchers say the whole shore could be underwater in just 40 years. Area residents and summer transplants have been busily adding height to sand dunes and trying to replenish shoreline sand in an effort not to lose their summer getaways, but if climate change continues steadily on the path its been traveling on, those efforts will all be in vain.

Read more: Scientists Say Entire Jersey Shore Could Be Underwater in 40 Years | Inhabitat New York City

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