Editorial: Oppose barrier island development, South Carolina

Photograph © SAF — Coastal Care


Plans for a high-end resort on Bay Point Island didn’t meet Beaufort County’s definition of “ecotourism” in December. But now they do.

The $100 million project is under consideration even as the threat of rising seas, stronger hurricanes and increased flooding has spurred many coastal areas to look for ways to make their communities more resilient and to restrict development…

Also of Interest:

As SC island homes fall into ocean, owners behind them wonder if they’re next, Post and Courier (02-01-2020)

Sea rise along South Carolina coast accelerating faster than realized, researcher says; Post And Courier (02-01-2019)
Within 50 years, the sea off Charleston will be rising about one inch every five years — twice as fast as it was rising about a century ago and one-third faster than it was in 2000…

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