A North Carolina law ordered state and local agencies not to base their coastal policies on scientific models showing that climate change was accelerating
“We were ready to step up to the plate and take a hard look at this long-term problem. And we blew it.”
Warned of Rising Seas, North Carolina Chose to Favor Development A cautionary tale, by
This is important reporting about #florence & the politics that paved the way for disaster. By the great . Read it.
When will we start seeing climate litigation playing a role in the dissecting and challenging policies like these? Warned of Rising Seas, North Carolina Chose to Favor Development
“We were ready to step up to the plate and take a hard look at this long-term problem...And we blew it.” Via ⁦⁩ & ⁦
Reading: North Carolina, Warned of Rising Seas, Chose to Favor Development - &
If you choose to say that politics can ignore reality, then sadly reality will hit back sooner or later. #climatechange #HurricaneFlorence
"North Carolina, Warned of Rising Seas, Chose to Favor Development" by John Schwartz ( and of The
It's so depressing that we're now at the point where the cost of specific acts of climate denial by specific local politicians can be precisely calculated. #Florence #climatedeniers
"Warned of Rising Seas, North Carolina Chose to Favor Development"
For those who think political scientists don’t understand CBA, remember CBA is BS for risks 50-100 years in future. By CBA, decisions of political leaders, realtors & Developers in NC to ignore climate risks were fully rational; by commonsese, also idiotic
Warned of Rising Seas, North Carolina Chose to Favor Development . I’m glad i am not the only one remembering this!
North Carolina, Warned of Rising Seas, Chose to Favor Development
NC lawmakers knew enough in 2012 about man-made sea-level rise, yet allowed coastal development: . Then again, we knew enough by the 1940s not to put populists in power, yet look at most western democracies today. In both cases, the poor have most to lose
As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, reports that "development has continued with little regard to the long-term threat posed by rising sea levels." h/t
Just one of the monumentally bad decisions made recently by this highly ideological and very poorly informed legislature. North Carolina lawmakers effectively ordered state agencies to ignore rising sea levels.