Study: Sea Levels Rising; Storms Could Wipe Out Jersey Shore

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) — A new report shows sea levels are rapidly rising and the study predicts the Jersey Shore could be underwater in a matter of decades.

The organization “Climate Central” in Princeton, New Jersey released the ocean study Wednesday.

The group found global warming is expanding sea water and causing ice sheets to melt.

Scientists believe by the end of the century, water levels will be three to four feet higher, with bigger storm surges that could wipe out low lying areas.

The study says by 2030, the risk for devastating once-in-a-century type storms will double due to rising sea levels.

“It’s the pounding action of these storms on our coastlines that’s gonna be more amplified with a higher sea level,” said David Robinson, Ph.D. at Rutgers University.

In 1962, a Nor’easter flooded out the shore and damaged 48,000 homes.

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  • ounceoflogic

    Algore? Is that you?
    Not only is this ridiculous claim laughable… but jeez… you not going to generate much enthusiasm by threatening the Jersey Shore.

  • Carl Hackert

    No proof, just another scary theory about Thermal expansion that fails to take into account the enormous volume of the deep ocean water that would mitigate any surface level rise in water temps. How come water levels rise in a swimming pool when the ice forms?

  • Kelvin

    I thought Obama was going to lower the seas.

    • fogey0

      No, in his mind he believes he can part them.

  • Fiftycal

    More alarmist BS. Serious lack of FACTS.

  • Lazlo

    Read the abstracts – based on models and “semi-empirical” data. How can data be semi-empirical? Have they taken observed data, and “enhanced it? Same alarmist clap-trap we always see.

  • VinceDC

    Snookie is the only person on this planet who can make people cheer for global warming

  • Daniel

    As a NJ resident, I can attest that the beaches have been eroding for years now…the trucks that are there “replenishing” the beach are wasting their time. But hey, the walk to the water in Wildwood will be very short soon!

    • Mark

      A lot of the damage to beaches is to to man made breaks and piers which were built because t was once thought to help keep the sand. What happens is a small sand eddy forms on one did of the breaker, and for miles going north (on the east coast – south in the west) the sand actually will disappear and you will have less sand.

      Yes, it is due to man made meddling, no it is not climate change – and is a problem known about for years – but now instead of blaming the Army Corps as we should, we blame Global warming

  • LBI Resident

    Wow, KYW… Way to cover both sides of the story. You mean to tell me there was nobody from a local university or scientific organization to refute what was obviously a wacky press release from some obscure environmental group? They dangled the bait and you guys took it hook, line and sinker. Journalism fail.

  • Ray

    People on the Jersey shore can move to Long Island and north, or to the Virginia coast and south. Along Florida marsh and inlets where one can accurately check ocean levels, there has been no detectable change in levels for the last 42 years. My conclusion is that these people on the Jersey shore are trying to buy something, sell something, or else they’re all wet.

  • Steve Roberts

    Sometimes I think there is a computer somewhere, endlessly looping , making random catastrophic predictions and sending them to news outlets who never bother looking into them to see if there is any possibility it is true or contradicts past predictions. We have been hearing this nonsense for almost 30 years now and none of the predictions have panned out. Is there a single journalist anywhere that has noticed this, or even cares?

  • DanHo

    Save the Snooky’s!!!

  • walljasper

    There’s a strong smell of the richest brown stuff in this “news story”.

  • Benjamin Napier

    Might I ask to see their data. Before it is massaged? I see no inforamtion except a statement. What might the statement be based on. All of the real data I have seen shows NO to very little sea level rise. With the sun cooling off and global temeratures steady or dropping over the last 14 years, on what do this group base their assumptions?

    Now that I have been nice, I will say what I know to be true about this articel. It is bovine dung. Pure and simple.

  • Jersey Snore

    It’s a good start.



    • stop shouting

      youre mostly right but due to your caps lock all i can imagine is you shouting at your computer screen like a mental patient.

    • Daniel

      follow the conservative money, follow the liberal money….guess where it goes? to the people with the money. system is done. go ahead, follow the money, and get disgusted. I am.

    • walljasper

      Turn off your caps lock or buy a working keyboard – no one wants to be yelled at via your keyboard.


      • ExposingFraud

        The biggest thing rising is the amount of disinformation being posted online. Much of the news is made up after the coup and cover up. Unelected officials took over Washington and the media. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

        Our next election is shaping up to be as big of a sham as the last. Do you know why Sarah Palin’s bus tour was really canceled? Do you know why she stayed 30 miles away from the second debate and chose the death of Steve Jobs to announce that she’s not running? Know what leaked out? Sarah Palin and Cain aren’t in the race for the same reason, the truth leaked out. Search PalinsDirtyLittleSecret for the biggest cover up in history

  • Frank

    I guess these guys didn’t get the memo. The earth has not heated up in over 15 years. And water doesn’t expand when you heat it. It expands when you freeze it so melting the ice actually decreases the volume.

    • Andrew

      Come on Frank, get it right. Water above 4 degrees expands when heated. Water below 4 degress expands when cooled.
      But the article is still alarmist clap trap.

  • Dr. Simon Atkins

    This is nothing more than typical global warming paranoia. Upon scientific research incorporating ‘big-picture’ solar cylces, contrary to this nonsense, most of the world is actually seeing sea levels SINKING due to cooling oceans, more volcanic activity, increasing tectonic activity, and drying-up aquifers (all which take water from oceans). With all due respect, this reporting is mainly government-driven fear-mongering at best, and outright lying to the general public. — Dr. Simon Atkins, Ph.D., D.Sc., Climate Economist and CEO of Advanced Forecasting Corporation.

  • Robert Slaughter

    oh yeah, the polar bear scare was a load of bull as well. Never mind

  • Tired of the Hype

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling! We will probably be in a mini ice age by then. The warming alarmists never stop finding a new crisis for the “future” that they somehow magically know is going to happen, without the ability to prove it. Cycles happen in our climate. CO2 levels were higher in the past. Chill out people.

  • Robert Slaughter

    Ah yes…..and the polar bears are dieing out as well…..

    • Larry

      If we eat them farmers will raise them problem solved

  • gatorbelly

    Tonight is The Jersey Shore’s last episode. Hopefully it will be gone long before 2030!

    • Tonda Prince

      LMAO , trying to understand the downside to this prediction.

  • Field Med Tech

    Gee, if thats true then that Island Country in the South Pacific that was an inch or two above sea level, and suffered from waves washing stuff away during storms as its like a small craft with no wave protection-why, it must be underwater by now. Yup! If this scare headline is true, then the other must be as well.
    Or-if the island hasnt “sunk”, then this is one of many-in-a-row of untre glabal warming supporting stories.

    • Tom

      Actually a few island populations have been completely wiped out. It happens ever now and then when they get a 6′ surge

      • Osamas Pajamas


  • Mark Andersen

    Does snookie know how to swim?

    • Daryn

      She’s pretty greasy, I’m sure she will float

  • Arjay

    Is this report going to be like all the other alarmist ones that haven’t panned out, like the one about the new ice age and no polar ice caps?

  • Francis Graff

    Buy my home now and have a beach front property soon. In 18 years I won’t need it anyway.



      • db_cooper

        because no one will buy them… duh.

      • The Sage Waitress

        Careful with the caps lock, Greg: You might invite more responses from the Sarah Palin Bus Tour Troll.

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