Thursday, June 01, 2006

Homeowners May Find Themselves Underwater... Literally

From the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group:

NJPIRG Releases NJ’s Coastal Treasures at Risk from Global Warming; Calls on Governor Corzine to Take Action

"New Jersey Public Interest Research Group released New Jersey’s top five coastal treasures threatened by under water submersion and chronic flooding as a result of global warming and related sea level rise. The areas of the state most at risk are the Meadowlands, Atlantic City, Cape May, Long Beach Island and the Delaware Bay Shore."

"According to research conducted by Professors Michael Oppenheimer, Matthew Cooper and Michael Beevers of Princeton University, if we continue our current trend of global warming pollution, sea levels off the Atlantic Coast will rise 2-4 feet (0.61-1.22 meters) by 2100, noting that over 80 percent of the New Jersey coast is either highly or very highly vulnerable to sea level rise. The report also found that 9 percent of the state’s total landmass would be subject to chronic flooding as a result of a 2 foot sea level rise. Sea level rise would also allow salt water to permeate fresh water sources, contaminating drinking water supplies."

"Huge swaths of the Meadowlands, a 30.4 square mile area composed of 14 Bergen and Hudson County communities, including Jersey City, would be under water or flooded out. In addition to employing over 80,000 people, the Meadowlands is home to 8,400 acres of open space, wetlands and waterways, more than 265 species of birds and is recognized as a major migratory fly-over and resting preserve."

"Cities and towns that fuel New Jersey’s economy would also be subject to water submersion, including the northern port cities of Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken, Perth Amboy and South Amboy, Woodbridge, Rahway, Linden and Elizabeth, central coastal cities of Keyport, Union Beach, Keansburg and numerous shore towns, including Point Pleasant, Toms River, Barnegat, Little Egg Harbor, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor and Wildwood. New Jersey’s coastal counties make up approximately 60% of the state’s population."

Their map is available here:

New Jersey's Coastal Treasures at Risk for Flooding (PDF)


Blogger grim said...

If anyone has any additional info on NJPIRG or any possible agenda they might have, please post it.


6/01/2006 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6/01/2006 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was extremely surprised that my neighbors just sold their Clifton townhouse within 2 weeks FSBO.

My guess is that alot of the inventory building up is often crap that no one wants. Goes to show that desireable property is still desireable in any market.

6/01/2006 10:31:00 PM  
Anonymous fkerm said...

PIRG stands for Public Interest Resource Group (NYPIRG, NJPIRG, OhioPIRG) usually these groups try to enact, change or call for review or legislation using grassroots mobilization, community education and outreach.

As they are generally focused on issues such as environment, equal/civil rights, workplace issues and they tend to be branded as a partisan political group.

NYPIRG is responsible for much of the Hudson River cleanup.

6/01/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

NJPIRG is an ultra-lefty organization -- take anything from them with a GIANT grain of salt.

To wit:

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We know Ralph Nader better than anyone else. We were inspired to public service by his vision and his integrity. Now we are disappointed and saddened to see him embrace the support of reactionary forces who oppose everything we and Ralph have fought for and whose real agenda is to reelect George Bush.

Join us. Cast your vote for a progressive future and support John Kerry.

Nader's Raiders,

Matt Baker – Organizing Director, NJPIRG 1992-98

Samuel Boykin – Field Director, NJPIRG 2000-03

Gina Collins Cummings – Organizing Director, New Jersey PIRG, 1984 – 1994

Curtis Fisher – Executive Director, New Jersey PIRG, 1996 – 2002

Etc, etc, etc...

6/01/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...


6/01/2006 11:58:00 PM  
Blogger pesche22 said...

sale of the house in two weeks.

what was the haircut.

6/02/2006 05:01:00 AM  
Blogger minutesfromNYC said...

Not going to happen any time soon.

we are talking like over 500 years from now. Seriously.

6/02/2006 06:15:00 AM  
Blogger grim said...

I'll leave it up to all of you to pass judgement on the science and basis for this article.

6/02/2006 06:32:00 AM  
Anonymous tomroyce said...

And then the sun spot activity slows down and we will have these same grant whore professors writing about the coming ice age like they did in the 1970's...

I love how in all these global warming studies they never talk about the activity on the sun, which is the largest determinant of "global warming"...

6/02/2006 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's please put this global warming crap where it rightfully belongs, flushed down the toilet. IMO NJPIRG epitomizes Shakespear's "a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Let's just stick to bonifide real estate issues, not this nonsense.

6/02/2006 12:04:00 PM  
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6/09/2006 02:19:00 AM  
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