Scientists warned of rising sea levels in NC. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations.

Scientists warned of rising sea levels in NC. Republican lawmakers shelved their recommendations.

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Rising ocean and shoreline erosion at South Nags Head, North Carolina. Photo source: © Orrin Pilkey & Norma Longo

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The state’s coastal plain, would not be in such grave danger if lawmakers had not rejected a study prepared by a panel of scientists and engineers, that predicted the sea level would rise 39 inches by 2100 because of climate change…

Read Full Article; The Washington Post (09-14-2018)

North Carolina didn’t like science on sea levels, so passed a law against it; Guardian UK (09-12-2018)
In 2012, the state whose low-lying coast lies in the path of Hurricane Florence reacted to a prediction of catastrophically rising seas by banning policies based on such forecasts…

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