President Donald Trump on Thursday announced his intention to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement previously struck between 195 nations to improve the environment.
The United States leaving the agreement ensures that the world’s biggest polluter historically will not be part of the larger international effort to thwart rising global temperatures and sea levels.
Secaucus is an entire town located in a major flood zone according to the New Jersey Coastal Vulnerability Map and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, among others, and indicated in the map below (hint: red is bad).
Following the agreement, California, New York and Washington have joined their own coalition to follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement.
New Jersey has not announced its intention to join the coalition and likely won’t unless a Democrat succeeds Governor Chris Christie, who was used like a dirty tissue by Trump during the campaign.
The New Jersey Gubernatorial primary elections will be held on Tuesday.
However, leaving the agreement is a four-year process. So unless your Secaucus home can float, you may want to vote accordingly.