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Generation Z users are talking about the environment on their profilesUnlike their millennial counterparts, Tinder’s report says that their younger users — the majority of people on Tinder are now under age 25 — are more likely to mention a cause or mission they’re passionate about on their profile. When it comes to what they’re the most passionate about, climate change and the environment topped the list along with social justice and gun control.
“ New Jersey may seem an unlikely place to measure climate change,” the authors wrote, “but …the potential consequences (of a such a rise ) are daunting. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that if Earth heats up by an average of 2 degrees Celsius, virtually all the
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NEPTUNE, N.J. — Human-made gas emissions areand, in tandem with coastal storms, will cause more frequent flooding for decades to come, according to a new report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Rutgers University.
"Climate change is the single-biggest environmental challenge that we face, not only in New Jersey, but around the nation and the globe," said state Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe.
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Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many Flood insurance premiums could rise sharply, with people faced with the choice of increasing clean-up costs or retreating to higher ground inland.
Rutgers scientists behind the report, released Thursday, said their work aims to help New Jersey communities prepare for changing coastal conditions and more precipitation.
Sea level has risen around New Jersey by about 1.5 feet between 1911 and 2019, while global sea level rose about half that, according to the report.
"Sea level is rising more in New Jersey and the mid-Atlantic than in other parts of the globe," said Jeanne Herb, executive director of environmental analysis at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy at Rutgers. "New Jersey's sort of ground zero."
As sea level is rising due to warming global temperature and melting polar ice sheets, the tectonic plate that supports the mid-Atlantic region is also sinking, said Herb.
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Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of polishing their images rather than taking aggressive action in the fight against climate change at a United Nations summit on Wednesday. © Reuters/SUSANA VERA U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid "It seems to have turned into some kind of opportunity for countries to negotiate loopholes and to avoid raising their ambition," the 16-year-old Swede told the meeting in Madrid, drawing applause.
Global sea level has been rising over the past century, and the rate has increased in recent decades. Sea level rise at specific locations may be more or less than the global average due to local factors such as land subsidence from natural processes and withdrawal of groundwater and
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New Jersey will experience "a tremendous impact from climate change on our economy, on our residents, on our communities," she said.
According to projections by Rutgers available on, a 1-foot increase in sea level would submerge portions of Cattus Island County Park in Toms River, affect some low lying bayfront sections of Brick and Toms River, and begin to drown protective marshland on the mainland side of Ocean County.
A 2-foot increase in sea level would submerge streets and some properties in Ocean Gate, flood blocks of Point Pleasant Beach and leave portions of Highlands and Keansburg under water.
Rutgers' report predicts sea level will rise between 1.4 and 3.1 feet from 2000 levels by 2070, if current greenhouse gas emissions remain about the same in coming decades.
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Low sea level meant that some land masses that are currently submerged were accessible to people. One of the best known is the Bering Land Bridge Land animals also made the journey over the bridge in both directions to colonize new continents. As the world's glaciers and ice sheets melted during the
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Matt Campo, a researcher in environmental analysis at the Bloustein School, said the new report provides three different sea level rise scenarios, each one tailored to whether greenhouse gas emissions stay consistent, are placed under strict limits, or increase in the future. If emissions increase, researchers predict New Jersey could experience a sea level rise of 3.5 feet by 2070.
The report also says the speed at which the water is rising is increasing over time.
McCabe, the DEP commissioner, said the report's findings showed "pretty sobering realities and challenges," but said the science would help shape future state permitting rules governing development in coastal areas.
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Putin acknowledges threats posed by climate change .
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that global climate change poses new challenges to Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that global warming could threaten Russian Arctic cities and towns built on permafrost. He added that climate changes could trigger fires, devastating floods and other negative consequences. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that global warming could threaten Russian Arctic cities and towns built on permafrost.