STATE OF THE CLIMATE
More Rain, Higher Temperatures: Report Underlines Climate Challenge
DEP unveils tool to help plan for a stormier future
JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS – As a new study projected more precipitation in New Jersey as the climate changes, the state released a tool designed to help towns and counties forecast how much rain they will get under different storm scenarios.
The annual State of the Climate report said New Jersey had its third-warmest year on record in 2021, and suffered extremely heavy rain during Tropical Storm Ida in early September. The study also found the state’s average temperature has risen 4 degrees since 1900, or twice the global average …