Kayakers on flooded streets after Hurricane Sandy, Belmar NJ 10-30-2012


Pressure Grows for NJ to Act as Report Says Climate Disaster Looms

Long-awaited UN survey outlines extreme weather from climate change

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Without rapid reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions, the world faces a future with longer and hotter heat waves, wider and more severe droughts, and increased extreme storm events, a new United Nations report warns.

The latest assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded it is now too late to prevent global warming from worsening over the next couple of decades but said there is still a small opportunity to stave off the even more catastrophic effects of climate change …