In NC, dangerous delays and delusions on sea-level rise; Op Ed by Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey

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


Sea-level rise is upon us, and in the near future we will be forced to retreat from the shoreline…

North Carolina’s 30-year rule is simply a means to put off preparations for sea-level rise and continue with unhindered money-making activities at the beach for several decades.

The state has chosen the impossible path of holding the shoreline in place

Government is locking the next generation into a future filled with catastrophic loss of property and human lives…

Read Full Article, By Orrin H. Pilkey & Keith C. Pilkey; The News & Observer (07-09-2016)

We can’t ignore the rising sea; By Orrin H. Pilkey, Carteret County News-Times (06-18-2016)

North Carolina Sea Level: No more head-in-the-sand? Yale Climate Connections (04-09-2016)

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

Nature Confronts Politics in North Carolina; (05-26-2015)
As local politicians underestimate rising sea levels, coastal communities are coming up with their own plans…

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

“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)

Sea level rise threatens U.S. historic sites, CBS News (04-13-2016)
Many of the most threatened sites in North America lie along the East Coast between Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and southern Maine, where the rate of sea level rise is among the fastest in the world…

“Retreat from a Rising Sea,” A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey