18 Jun '12, 12pm

Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise

Shoot the Messenger: Carolina’s Costly Mistake on Sea Level Rise The North Carolina Senate has approved legislation that would prohibit the state from considering projected sea level increases in its coastal management strategy. But a scientist involved in the debate argues that ignoring these projections will wind up costing North Carolina — and the rest of the U.S. — far more. by rob young The state Senate in North Carolina voted overwhelmingly last week to pass a bill on sea level rise that has been widely reported in the national media. This bill prevents all state and local agencies from developing regulations or planning documents that consider the possibility of a significant increase in the rate of sea level rise in the future. In other words, when looking for guidance on how to protect the coastal economy and environment over the next century, the state’s planners...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/north_carolina_costly_mistak...

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