Rising seas controversy in N.C. and the South
Most scientists agree the hills where the Wright brothers first took flight along the Outer Banks of North Carolina will someday be under water.
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#1 Aug 5, 2012
"The science panel pulled from a study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that predicts sea levels will rise somewhere between 7 inches and nearly 2 feet by 2100. Two years later, a report put out by scientists Martin Vermeer and Stefan Rahmstorf suggested a rise of up to 5 feet is possible. A 2010 report compiled by the Governing Board of the National Research Council sums up a myriad of different studies and explains that while there is some uncertainty about exactly how much sea levels will rise, there is wide consensus that sea levels will rise substantially for centuries to come. "
Again the journalists mislead by not mentioning that the IPCC study was made of factors EXCLUDING ice sheet melting while the other studies tried to incorporate them. The studies actually are very consistent with each other.
Fact is that most science now accepts that sea level rise by 2100 will be at least 0.8m and could be up to 3m.
Trying to 'legislate' a sea level rise of 8" is equivalent to trying to change fact by fiat.
Those lawmakers are out of control.
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