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For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Matt Ball on May 21, 2014 - in Emergency

Last week, scientists warned that a massive chunk of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet will eventually drift into the sea and melt, raising sea levels at least 10 feet higher than previous predictions.

Even before the announcement, scientists at the nonprofit research organization that surging seas could put the homes of nearly 5 million Americans underwater by the end of this century.

Dawn Zimmer, mayor of Hoboken, N.J., is a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. She’s one of many elected leaders in coastal areas around the country working to stave off future flooding disasters.

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