Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey

Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey

29 Replies to “Why chronic floods are coming to New Jersey”

  1. Some annotations that might be interesting for the curious:

    Early in the video I mentioned that New Jersey is sinking. There's a whole lot more on that point. You can hear from an array of Rutgers University professors on the issue in this fantastic documentary produced by the university in 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7YJgsliy1g

    I also mention the Hudson River Tunnel in passing. Regional Plan Association produced this great explainer video detailing the vulnerabilities facing the entire Northeast Corridor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1xPZYiQEUY

    – Carlos W.

  2. These are scientific predictions. Yet, there’s no suggestion as to what
    , if anything, can be done to protect the affected areas.

  3. Once again, an incredible, thought-provoking, AMAZING video, Vox! Why isn't it subtitled like most of your other ones are?

  4. I have a good idea bulid alot trucks that can take most of the water on Earth then we won't have this problem so that when all the ice melts I won't be such a disaster

  5. Let's be clear. Caused by GEO ENGINEERING to alter the Climate. Man Made Events!! Mainstream controlled media isn't talking about it but the truth and the facts are there. Do your research because the media is SILENT

  6. First of all people in America could just slow global warming a little bit down if they dont drive big Diesel trucks mostly for no reason. Uuhm I forgot its the country of freedom where people are free to waist and poison the planet hahaha

  7. I've been living in my home state of New Jersey for all my life and this video is really powerful, because it doesn't effect all of New Jersey, but rather the coastal regions and the meadowlands. You see, New Jersey's economy is helped to really important industries, tourism and manufacturing, both of which can really be effected by high tides and rising sea levels. Water can easily flood places like Atlantic City, Cape May, Long Beach Island, and some hotspots for vacationers across the country. What can also be effected is our manufacturing economy. I like how Vox points out how we have to service and cope with New York City, where at the start of the Industrial Revolution, started building factories and power plants to help service the city, considering its close vicinity and low costs. In fact, Paterson, New Jersey, was chosen by Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton as the starting place of the Industrial Revolution, starting by the great Paterson Falls, the second highest waterfall in North America. However, while the state's manufacturing economy has withered away since the rise of labor unions and higher costs around the country for blue collar workers, New Jersey manufacturing has shrunk into two main areas, each for their respective cities. A strip of factories along the Delaware River servicing Philadelphia, and the manufacturing plants that service New York City which is in the Meadowlands area. What I'm trying to say is the threat of climate and change and rising sea levels can be such a hard blow to our state's economy, with at least thousands of jobs being abandoned in addition to as mentioned in the video, many homes and towns being abandoned as well. The meadowlands is in addition to being a manufacturing hub, a transportation hub, one that I have lived just minutes away from my entire life. New Jersey Transit, Garden State Parkway, New Jersey Turnpike, I-95, and Newark Liberty International Airport are all located in the Meadowlands area, because of all of its open space and close vicinity to New York City. Also by the meadowlands is both of New Jersey's largest cities, Newark and Jersey City. Both cities linger close to 300,000 population mark, as they are both up and coming in alternative energies, insurance, medicine, and other economies. The rise in sea level can both effect these cities that serve New Jersey a lot, especially Newark, in which the downtown area is situated on the Passaic River, which is what separates the city of Newark from Harrison and Kearny, which is in the meadowlands. Same thing with Jersey City, where its downtown is on the Hudson River, but many of its homes and middle to lower class housing is next to the meadowlands, sparking a potential major evacuation. In the end, something needs to be done about this in New Jersey.

  8. This summer has seen a lot of flooding in areas around north jersey that’s not mentioned in this video. Overdevelopment is the culprit and it just continues.

  9. Chronic floods have been coming here since I can remember this timeframe – Probably because its always Monsoon/Typhoon season every year from June till November.🤨

  10. The New Jersey Meadowlands is used as a prime example of what is coming. However, at 0:47 it is stated that the Meadowlands are sinking. Yes, some lands do sink especially if the ground is weak and a huge amount of building is done. So…why use the Meadowlands as an example when sinking is the problem and not sea level rise? Meadowlands is used as an example because there is no good example which would point to sea level rise as a major problem.

  11. Deplorable that Retreat is not on the "keen" list, but the natural method is the most effective. Declaring parts of New Jersey as a national park and replant those endemic species of the marsh should be done.

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