New Jersey wetlands to exhibit “Climate Change”

Dec 05, 2017, 4:16 AM EST
(Source: Nicholas A. Tonelli/flickr)
(Source: Nicholas A. Tonelli/flickr)

“Climate Change National Park” – that’s a nomenclature that doesn’t exist for now but it could be if a non-profit organization in New Jersey goes ahead with a plan to turn 21,000-acres of partially developed, low-lying wetlands into a wilderness that can showcase the effects of climate change and rising sea levels.

The Regional Planning Association (RPA) claims that the rising sea levels will eventually force out the few communities inhabiting the area so why not turn this weakness into an asset and make the place the first “Climate Change National Park,” writes Green Matters.

RPA sees the idea of “incoming water” as a way to absorb some of the sea level rise and prevent potential damage to other areas, notes Fast Company