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Sun May 18, 2014, 04:15 AM

North Carolina Coastal Commission Votes to Ignore Long-Term Sea Level Rise

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/05/16/1299816/-North-Carolina-Coastal-Commission-Votes-to-Ignore-Long-Term-Sea-Level-Rise



The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission has found a solution to the political impasse posed by the conflict between science, which predicts the acceleration of sea level rise as the glaciers of western Antarctica collapse into the Southern Ocean, and Republican, money-driven politics tied to coastal development. The Coastal Commission voted to ignore long-term sea level rise. The Commission voted, with one lone dissent, to limit the period of consideration of sea level rise to 30 years. Keeping the period to 30 years allowed the Commission to avoid considering the consequences of the collapse of west Antarctic glaciers, the speed up of the melting of Greenland's ice cap and the slowing of the Gulf Stream. This vote will end the conflict between the Republican dominated state legislature and the Commission that happened in 2010 when the Commission's panel of experts predicted as much as 5 feet of sea level rise by 2100. The legislature rejected that report and prohibited state and local government offices from considering the possibility that sea level rise would accelerate.

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eridani May 2014 OP
Nihil May 2014 #1
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Response to eridani (Original post)

Mon May 19, 2014, 07:14 AM

1. Quite an apt photo.

 

Sums up the futility of ignoring Nature for the sake of petty politics and religious ignorance.

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Mon May 19, 2014, 07:59 AM

2. It doesn't matter how you do it, just keep the old game alive . .

Just one more decade, just one more year, just one more quarter, just one more week . . .

Just one more.

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