Skip to comments.North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging
Posted on 09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT by mdittmar
North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
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What rising see levels? Show me anywhere that the oceans have risen? The few examples turn out to be lands subsiding. Natural, not human caused.
What idiocy. The rising levels of the Neuse , Black and the Pee Dee rivers is NOT due to rising sea levels from melting ice packs (which, if so, would mean equally catastrophic rising of the Potomac, James, York, Rappahannock,East,St. Lawrence...... etc. rivers everywhere,and all over the world- it ain’t happening).
The rise is due to RAIN coming down the basins into the rivers, meeting up with the 10-14 ft storm surge as it recedes (particularly true in New Bern and Wilmington) which occurred in the TWO high tides while Florence slowed to 3 mph
But then we smart FReepers know this— and algore-basm is a freaking moron still trying to release his chakra (ie get some massager to take his hand off it, so to speak).
I live near the head of the Potomac.
The river is a mile south of me.
It’s been in or near flood stage constantly.
WeatherBug chirps me “flash flood/flood warnings” every few days.
All. It. Does. Is. Rain. Now.
My yard is a swamp.
The ground simply cannot absorb another drop.
We had precious few riding days this “summer” because if wasn’t raining, it was cold.
February, the monsoon season starts and *used* to go until the middle of June.
This year, I’m still waiting for the end of it.
So. Much. F***ing. Rain.
Feel like I’m living a Ray Bradbury short story.
“In Constant Sorrow.... all my days......”
Man of Constant Sorrow— The Soggy Bottom Boys from “Brother Where Art Thou” movie.
Soggy summer in NC. Huge German Johnson tomatoes in record number yield on our place. That and boat loads of okra, over night, every night. Two Athena cantaloupe plant/vines producing 24 cantaloupes the size of a milk jug. Lotta water. Steamy like tropical jungle.
What makes hurricanes ever more damaging is inflation and population mobility. If we didnt build in coastal areas susceptible to hurricanes, there wouldnt be such property damage. But we have. And more people move into those areas every year. And more businesses. And more homes. And more schools. And more autos. More breakable things, bid up in value by more people, put into the way of likely hurricanes is a recipe for increasing damage due to those same hurricanes.
Can’t they just outlaw hurricanes?
Where are all of the insurance companies that are going bankrupt from the seas reclaiming all of that expensive Florida real estate? We’re waiting libs.
Well, as long as it is legal, I guess a hurricane is going to do as much damage as it wants. Seems kinda silly, though, passing laws that allow the weather to so more damage. Would make more sense to pass laws limiting the amount of damage that weather could do.
(Of course I'm being sarcastic. You would think that CBS could afford to hire "journalists' who can write a headline that is at least somewhat logical and properly structured, even if it is lying propaganda.)
Get out of my head.
I refer to my place as Soggy Bottom, all the time.
Great soundtrack to a crazy good movie...in spite of George Clooney.
My most prolific crop at the moment it is sentient algae and rampant moss.
/The Long Rain
Sounds like a very good and sensible law they passed to me. They could use lots of actual data and plan for the 9 inches over 100 years trend - instead of some wild a** guess from a GIGO computer model...:^)
After every storm we will have to endure this sort of “let’s find a way to use this storm to score political points” from the so-called unbiased press because leftists are horrible people and everything has to be politicized, exaggerated, lied about to advance their agenda.
Like any law can affect storms.
The people are really loopy.
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