North Carolina’s Coastal Resources Commission, using current scientific data, estimated a 39-inch rise in sea level by the year 2100. Developers of beach houses, marinas, and seaside resorts don’t want to hear about it, so a bill has been introduced in the state legislature making scientific estimates of changes in sea level illegal.
“Climate Change: North Carolinians Hope to Stop It in Its Tracks,” Bill Chameides, Huffington Post
“NC Considers Making Sea Level Rise Illegal,” Scott Huler, Scientific American blog
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