NC Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal
By Scott Huler | May 30, 2012 | 74
There is virtually universal agreement among scientists that the sea will probably rise a good meter or more before the end of the century, wreaking havoc in low-lying coastal counties. So the members of the developers’ lobbying group NC-20 say the sea will rise only 8 inches, because … because … well, SHUT UP, that’s because why.
That is, the meter or so of sea level rise predicted for the NC Coastal Resources Commission by a state-appointed board of scientists is extremely inconvenient for counties along the coast. So the NC-20 types have decided that we can escape sea level rise – in North Carolina, anyhow – by making it against the law. Or making MEASURING it against the law, anyhow.
CU satellite data along the coast of North Carolina shows no change in sea level so far this century. But Scientific American says that all scientists agree that sea level is going to rise by more than a metre before the end of the century.