South Jersey has fastest sea level rise on East Coast: study
A new study led by Rutgers University found that sea levels rose twice as fast in the 20th century compared with previous eras and that South Jersey experienced the highest rates overall. - Dreamstime/TNS

PHILADELPHIA — A new study led by Rutgers University that looked at sea level rise at six locations on the East Coast over the last 2,000 years found that levels rose twice as fast in the 20th century compared with previous eras, and that South Jersey experienced the highest rates overall. The authors concluded in the study published in the journal Nature Communications that global sea rise from melting ice and warming oceans from 1900 to 2000 increased at a rate more than double the average for the previous 1,800 years. Sea levels don’t rise uniformly like water running into a bathtub, but ra...