It started with an idea. Atlantic Highlands resident Brian Smiga and a team of fellow volunteers decided to stage a TEDx conference in New Jersey, bringing together some of the nation’s top minds to ponder the Jersey Shore’s future. In only a matter of months, that idea became a reality. On Sept. 20, a world-class lineup of scientists, academics, entrepreneurs and executives came together at Brookdale Community College’s Lincroft campus, transforming central New Jersey into an intellectual hub…The ocean was a strong theme throughout the conference, as filmmaker Ben Kalina and world-renowned climatologist Ben Horton [professor, Marine & Coastal Sciences at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University] explained how sea-level rise and climate change will lead to potentially disastrous developments in the years ahead.
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