Thursday :: May 31, 2012

North Carolina Legislating What Mother Nature Can Do


by Mary

Turns out that the North Carolina legislature is considering passing a law saying that there will be no more than 8 inches of sea level rise to deal with along their coast by 2100. Never mind that scientists appointed to the NC Coastal Resources Commission are predicting a meter rise or more. As Scott Huler describes it:

[A] group of legislators from 20 coastal NC counties whose economies will be most affected by rising seas have legislated the words “Nuh-unh!” into the NC Constitution

This is where the global warming deniers get to see whether they can convince Mother Nature that they are in charge.

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