North Carolina Sea Level: No more head-in-the-sand?

North Carolina Sea Level: No more head-in-the-sand?

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North Carolina, Cape Hatteras HWY12 Road Closure. Captions and Photo source: ©© Bryan Elkus

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How science works: Research indicating faster rates of sea-level rise along North Carolina coast may influence state actions affecting coastal properties…

Read Full Article, Yale Climate Connections

That ‘More Realistic’ Sea-Level Report? Not Good News for NC, By Robert S. Young, Ph.D.; News Observer(05-06-2015)

The State That ‘Outlawed Climate Change’ Accepts Latest Sea-Level Rise Report; WUNC (05-05-2015)
Five years ago, the Science Panel of the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commissioner presented a report outlining that sea levels along the coast could rise as much as 39 inches over the next 100 years. The General Assembly passed a law forbidding communities from using this report to pass new rules. Now, almost three years later, the scientists have come back with a new report, but it is hardly complete and universal…

A New Report Lays Bare the Effects of Climate Change on the N.C. Coast, IndyWeek (04-09-2015)
The data are in, and the numbers are unequivocal: the coast of North Carolina, and especially the northern part of the Outer Banks, is sinking into the sea…

Denying Sea-Level Rise: How 100 Centimeters Divided The State of North Carolina, By Alexander Glass and Orrin Pilkey (04-23-2013)

Watching The Rising Tides Along North Carolina’s Coast, (11-15-2013)
Professor Robert Young, director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and a professor of coastal geology at Western Carolina University, with North Carolina Public Radio host Frank Stasio, discussing the consequences of climate change and how rising sea levels have a strong effect on the beaches of North Carolina…

“North Carolina: The Beaches Are Moving,” A Video featuring Orrin Pilkey, PhD
World famous coastal geologist Orrin H. Pilkey takes us to the beach and explains why erosion has become a problem…

Sea Level Rise Accelerating In U.S. Atlantic Coast, USGS (06-25-2012)

North Carolina Should Move With Nature on Coast, News Observer (01-05-2015)

NOAA Establishes Tipping Points for Sea Level Rise Related Flooding, NOAA (12-18-2014)
By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study…

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