Climate Change

Plum Island is a frontline relative to effects of Climate Change.  What are “Climate Change” and “Global Warming”?  Click here to find NASA’s explanation.  Please click to view/download the “Fourth National Climate Science Special Report | Volume I”.  


    Production of this video was funded by Storm Surge.  Narrated by Bill Sargent.

    Production of this video by UAV Look.


    Was this latest hurricane caused by global warming or not?



    Curtesy 92.7 WOBM and Chris Raia.

    “It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since Superstorm Sandy devastated huge swaths of the Jersey Shore and left us shell-shocked.
    As we travel Ocean County today, the visible reminders have been slowly but surely fading, but the emotional reminders remain just as strong as they were 5 years ago.”

    “Toms River Police Corporal Chris Raia was on the scene and photographed the immediate aftermath throughout the barrier island neighborhoods of Ocean County from Mantoloking to Seaside Park. He then returned to the same spots to capture almost the exact scenes as they are today.”

    “What results is both encouraging in the fact that the rebuilding process that still continues to this day is clear to see, but it’s also sobering to remember the extent of the destruction that the storm wrought on our home.”

    “Take a look:”

    “My thanks to the Township of Toms River for providing the photos, and to Chris Raia for his work both as a first responder and as a documentarian.”

    • Preparing for Climate Change

Plum Island Estuary: Studying How Marshes Respond to Sea-level Rise – Science Nation

The Great Salt Marsh on the inland side of Plum Island is an important buffer zone between Plum Island and the Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich mainland.

Please click here to view the study.


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