Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey

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  • Published on:  Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Railroads aren’t great if they’re underwater.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOScientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast -- it will also impact the critical infrastructure that supports many of our largest cities.While sea level rise is often phrased as an issue of concern in the future, we can already see some of the implications. Many coastal communities have witnessed a sharp uptick in flooding, during lunar king tide periods. Other places are forced to consider what life might be like as the land they currently occupy goes underwater.For further reading on this subject, I recommend starting here:Regional Plan Association ‘Under Water’ and 4th Plan reports for residents of the greater New York City metro area:http://library.rpa.org/pdf/RPA-Under-...http://fourthplan.orgSea Level Rise in New Jersey fact sheet from professors Kenneth Miller & Robert Kopp of Rutgers Universityhttps://geology.rutgers.edu/images/st...NOAA / NOS’s report on high tide floodinghttps://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/pub...https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/n...Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    Some annotations that might be interesting for the curious:Early in the video I mentioned that New Jersey is sinking. There's a whole lot more on that point. You can hear from an array of Rutgers University professors on the issue in this fantastic documentary produced by the university in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7YJgsliy1gI also mention the Hudson River Tunnel in passing. Regional Plan Association produced this great explainer video detailing the vulnerabilities facing the entire N...

  • hidden KARD

     1 years ago

    Vox Bs to rising seas and global warming. Fake news brainwashed sheep!

  • hidden KARD

     1 years ago

    Vox Fake News!! GO Trump!

  • Ishkoyan

     1 years ago

    Let's build a bunch of flood walls and make the ocean pay for it.

  • Lucas Dupke Lucas

     2 months ago

    @Evan Xu r/wooosh

  • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

     1 years ago

    LMAO: you have won the internet for today.

  • James Tang

     1 years ago

    Time to hire the Dutch. They've been fighting the sea for 800 years and are still winning.

  • Luca D³ren

     10 months ago

    sounds like a pretty good deal

  • Luca D³ren

     10 months ago

    we did. we turned the entirety of north Holland from swamps and puddles to dry, farmable land

  • Lashan

     1 years ago

    The thought of being stuck on a train and waiting for high tide to go out before continuing is a powerful mental image. They should start using that in advertising campaigns.

  • Affix Music

     1 years ago

    Lashan just get the hyperloop

  • Frazier Spann

     1 years ago

    Lashan

  • nike.cuzzo

     1 years ago

    Imagine living in New Jersey, waking up, opening YouTube and seeing this at the top of your sub box.My day is already ruined.

  • John Kevin Aranza

     28 days ago

    nike.cuzzo gh

  • Jarrod Keiser

     10 months ago

    We already knew lol

  • Katie Hadfield

     1 years ago

    And yet the president refuses to even acknowledge that climate change is real...

  • Chris Hartley

     1 years ago

    When Mar-a-Lago floods Trump will claim its the most unprecidented witch hunt in history and also fake news.His supporters will flood YouTube and elsewhere saying its all the fault of Hillary Clinton and George Soros.

  • Richard Lazarus

     1 years ago

    Why are we still worrying about this?! I thought that by withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement this problem would magically go away.

  • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

     1 years ago

    I want to see video of Christ Christie floating out to sea.

  • thevioletskull

     1 years ago

    Welp

  • Hans Bouwman

     1 years ago

    *Laughs in Dutch*

  • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

     1 years ago

    We will give you back New Amsterdam if you fix these problems.

  • Dat NguyenThe

     1 years ago

    Well, according to the president, climate change is just a hoax manufactured by China, so there is nothing to worry about. (:

  • 6977warrior1

     10 months ago

    Dat Nguyenthe- It's people like you who can't get your facts straight. There is a huge difference between MAN-MADE climate change and NATURAL climate change. Duh. Of course there is natural climate change, just not caused by mankind. Do some research, stop listening to the main stream media lies. SMH.

  • Chicken Of the Cave

     1 years ago

    Dat NguyenThe well if anyone should be worried about it, it’s China. Without their coastal cities and ports they are nothing. At least in the US we can survive without our coastal cities

  • Niry Biry

     1 years ago

    Ocean: accidentally spills its glass of water

  • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

     1 years ago

    More like ocean doing a spit take.

  • Aspect Science

     1 years ago

    Niry Biry hahahaha