This Glacier Could Mean Trouble for the Jersey Shore One Day
A huge glacier down in the Antarctic region could potentially cause trouble for the New Jersey coast as well as other areas around the world.
According to a new study, sea levels could rise as much as 9 feet within the next 100 years from the Totten Glacier, which is considered unstable by scientists.
NJ.com says, Nature Climate Change published a study warning of the rising sea levels. If sea levels rise to this extent, thousands of New Jersey residents would have relocate by the end of the century.
Those mainly affected will be those who live on barrier islands, like Long Beach. Even areas such as Hoboken and Newark could be affected.
The Totten Glacier is the size of France, according to the article on NJ.com. Because of its large influence, any small changes to the glacier will have an impact. On top of this, its the most rapidly thinning glacier in East Antarctica, which could mean trouble for the Jersey Shore in the next century.
Despite arguments about the realities of climate change, this is something we should be attentive too.
Imagine the world you live in now by the Jersey Shore, won't be the same in the years to come.
Read more on NJ.com.