02 Jun '12, 7am

NC Ignores Science, Tries To Make Sea Level Rise Illegal | Care2 Causes

NC Ignores Science, Tries To Make Sea Level Rise Illegal | Care2 Causes

It’s the legislative equivalent of plugging your ears, closing your eyes, and screaming “I can’t hear you!” North Carolina’s General Assembly has proposed a bill that would prevent scientists from using modern, scientific models to accurately predict what might happen to sea levels if climate change continues unabated. Let that sink in for a minute. In layman’s terms, this means rather than using science to accurately predict what might happen to its valuable coast areas, and thereby educate its citizens about what can be done to slow this change, North Carolina’s political leaders would rather just make the truth illegal. Typically, scientists use a non-linear model to predict how much sea levels will rise if global temperatures continue to do the same. They have to use a non-linear model because each time the climate warms even a fraction of a degree, it has a major impa...

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