NC Sea Level Rise Bill Rises to the Status of Law

by Bill Chameides | August 2nd, 2012
posted by Erica Rowell (Editor)

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North Carolina Governor Bevery Perdue returned the sea level rise bill (HB 819) to the General Assembly without signing it.

North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue lets controversial bill stand.

Why? “Because it allows local governments to use their own scientific studies to define rates of sea level change,” she said.

I don’t know about you but I am anxiously awaiting the sea level assessments from the National Academies of Science of Carteret County, of Dare County, and so forth.

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  1. Louis Hooffstetter
    Sep 4, 2012

    I share John Droz’ concern and second his remarks. Dr. Chameides is aware the NC law simply requires planners to use empirical tide gauge data to project sea level rise, (rather than computer model projections based on questionable, late 1990s IPCC climate model scenarios). I pointed this out in a previous thread.

    If TheGreenGrok was genuinely interested in scientific truth, both sides of this topic (and others) would be presented here without bias. One sided, poorly supported environmental advocacy articles diminish Duke University’s reputation as a leader in science education.

  2. John Droz
    Aug 10, 2012

    I’m assuming that you have a genuine interest in the truth. As such please also include on your links, an outline of what actually happened regarding NC SLR and H819: “”. The state legislators were promoting real science here, and should be commended for not capitulating to political pressures.

  3. Michael Berndtson
    Aug 7, 2012

    What is going on with NC and frankly much of the United States over the past decade or so regarding environmental protection? Is it simply free market capitalism? Municipality/States rights? Religious convictions? Pure spite for all things liberal? As a country we cannot successfully mitigate or plan for climate change adaption without most acknowledging there is a problem. Man, I’m baffled about this. Anyway, your group did great work on the fracking research. Mike

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