Skip to comments.Geology professor: NC beaches, beach homes 'doomed' due to climate change
Posted on 08/21/2018 1:32:54 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
"These beaches are doomed."
Those are the sobering words from Duke University geology professor emeritus Orrin Pilkey, who told our media partners at the News & Observer that the days are numbered for North Carolina's beaches.
"The buildings are doomed, too," he said.
Pilkey, who is also the founder and director emeritus of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University, has been sounding the alarm about rising sea levels for decades.
Pilkey said rising sea levels are an imminent threat to North Carolina's 18 barrier islands and to the Inner Banks, the areas just behind them.
Pilkey called spending millions to dredge sand from the bottom of the ocean and then pile it onto beaches in order to restore them, "an exercise in futility."
His advice for those who own beachfront property? Get out.
"If my parents were to ask me where to buy a house in North Carolina," Pilkey told the newspaper, "I would tell them to stick to the mainland. People living there now should be taking a long view."
(Excerpt) Read more at abc11.com ...
ORRIN H. PILKEY
ANNNNDDDDDD Property values just tanked. lol.
The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!
If true we should be able to buy the homes there for ten cents in the dollar.
But it is not true, obviously.
Fortunately for Orrin he’ll be dead before his dire predictions of global catastrophe are discredited.
Anyone who knows anything about those barrier islands knows they are constantly changing and shifting.
Only the words “climate change” have been added to give the prediction leggs.
Like Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin.
It wouldn’t take much of rise in sea level to make living on Cape Hatteras and the Outer Banks dicey.
He must have gone to the beach at high tide.
When the America was discovered, Ocracoke was attached to Hatteras. Then the SUV’s came......
Living on the barrier islands has always been dicey. They are natural unstable, regardless of average temperatures.
Those barrier islands have been moving inland for eons.
Beaches change. That’s geology.
Ahhhh. More spew from DOOK University
It seems to me that what is happening now is a shift back to “climate change” because “immigration” issue isn’t giving the DNC enough momentum for the midterms.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a giant nuclear furnace that controls the climates of all its planets.
3. The earth is one of the suns planets.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
Is that Rose colored glasses he’s wearing ,LOL
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