New Jersey’s average temperature is 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the first records from 1895 according to a 2020 scientific report by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.  Despite the growth of clean energy resources, greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to soar.  Sea levels are on the rise and are increasing faster in New Jersey than other states.  It is estimated by the Rutgers Climate Resource Center that - depending on the level of carbon emissions - sea levels in the state could rise as much as two feet by 2050 and over six feet by 2100, permanently flooding portions of New Jersey’s communities.  New Jersey must become a leader in climate adaptation planning and implementation.

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New Jersey LCV Education Fund greatly appreciates each organization’s contributions and valued expertise shared in this effort as well as the immeasurable commitment put forward to protecting New Jersey’s environment:.

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