Damaged bridge, flooding in Mantoloking, NJ, caused by Hurricane Sandy


NJ Policymakers Face a Steep Climb in Implementing Climate-Science Report, Analysts Say

State response seen as unlikely to match daunting list of climate challenges identified in DEP document

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Environmental officials have identified a long list of severe climate threats facing New Jersey but they face formidable challenges in implementing the policies needed to respond to them, environmentalists and lawmakers said.

The 2020 Scientific Report on Climate Change, released by the Department of Environmental Protection on June 30, draws together existing research on the higher temperatures, bigger storms, rising seas, strained water supplies, worse air pollution, and many other …