Skip to comments.Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise (NC)
Posted on 02/20/2012 4:30:05 PM PST by Libloather
Criticisms Convince State To Back Off Projections of Dramatic Sea Level Rise
State officials still pushing coastal counties to prepare for a one-meter rise
By Sara Burrows
Feb. 20th, 2012
RALEIGH State officials are pressuring local governments to plan for a one-meter sea-level rise by 2100, even though many independent scientists have argued the rise is highly unlikely if not impossible.
Even though a state advisory panel no longer recommends regulations based on the one-meter projection, local government officials worry that state regulators will try to implement those rules.
Such a policy, they say, would have a devastating impact on coastal economies, property values, and citizens ability to secure financing and property insurance. North Carolina also would become the first state to enact policies consistent with a projected sea-level rise of that magnitude.
In a 2010 report (PDF), the Coastal Resource Commissions Science Panel said the sea level is likely to rise one meter by 2100. Now the commission is drafting policy encouraging coastal communities to consider accelerated rates of sea-level rise in local land-use and development planning.
A group of independent scientists have challenged the panels report, pushing the CRC to revise its draft sea-level rise policy so that the regulations in it read more like suggestions and the one-meter benchmark no longer appears.
Theres nothing scientific about the way the science panel came up with its one-meter projection, said John Droz, a physicist and environmental activist. Droz, with the help of more than 30 other scientists, wrote a critique (PDF) of the panels NC Sea-Level Rise Assessment Report.
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Property insurance on the coastal counties is a state criminal operation, no matter how far you live from the ocean.
I was at the Outer Banks for the first time in 20 years last weekend. The sea level is exactly the same and there have been several decent sized hurricanes go though since I was last there.
Don’t those North Carolina government idiots realize that the rise in sea levels ceased when Obama was “immaculated”?
Don’t tell me, let me guess.
The State’s plan involves substantially getting rid of capitalism within a coastal buffer zone extending inland to an elevation of one meter above high tide, with another four meters of safety margin.
I like the idea that in a hundred years, the sea level will be one meter above sea level. That’s cute.
Corrupt, environmental crony capitalism and insidious wealth redistribution alert!
My state has gone effin nuts.
God, we need to clean house down in Raleigh.
Isn’t this an executive branch lunacy? As I recall, we did clean the House and the Senate. The Governor’s office still needs fumigating and this kind of idiocy is stemming from there.
If you think federal bureaucrats are stupid, try your local staties.
Umm...NC was 100% before Reagan, then purpled then red. Blue only for Obama and then only by 1% or less. Governor has sashayed from Dem to Rep over the years, currently a massively unpopular Dem. Likely Rep gain. Legislature was Dem for over 100 years, now fully Rep. So....psychedelic red/blue/purple shifting thingie?
It is and yes we did.
Nothing has happened to attack the entrenched bureaucrats in DENR, Dept of Ed, and the other fiefdoms operating independently of the “will of the people.”