Maureen's Climate Story


Maureen's Climate Story




Avalon, New Jersey

How are you sensing climate change?

I have been visiting Avalon - a South Jersey beach town - pretty much every summer since I was a little girl. Over the years it has been remarkable to see how the beach and the town has changed. At one end of the island - the higher sea level and increased impact of storms has affected how the beach continually erodes and how much the town floods. At this point the town is almost constantly dredging to keep up the beaches. In addition, the entire shore is so much more impacted by flooding - both from increased rainfall and coastal impact. I feel sad and worried for the future. It is important to share our stories to learn about how climate change affects everyone. Hopefully these stories will help to encourage us to value and protect beautiful areas in nature like Avalon.



mocoop, “Maureen's Climate Story,” Data Refuge Stories, accessed January 20, 2021,