Monday, June 25, 2012

Update on North Carolina's Sea Level Rise "Debate"

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey shows that sea levels along a "hot spot" on the Atlantic Coast from North Carolina to Massachusetts are rising 3-4 times faster than the global average. House Bill 819 in North Carolina aims to mandate that planners ignore these projections in favor of past patterns. As Stephen Colbert said, "If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal. Problem solved!"


Check out the Mavens' take over on CAKE (make sure tongue is planted firmly in cheek) and join the CAKE community discussion here.