Daily Archives: November 24, 2021

North Carolina Sea Level Rise: Problem Not Solved

If your science gives you a result you don’t like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved.

— Stephen Colbert

Back in 2010, North Carolina’s Coastal Resource Commission released their North Carolina Sea Level Rise Assessment Report. It suggested that communities should be prepared for 1 meter (that’s over 3 feet) of sea level rise this century. They didn’t say there would be 1 meter of sea level rise … but it was a distinct possibility, so communities should be prepared.

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