Forum planned on sea level rise

The Associated Press
Tags: NC Sea Level Forum

RALEIGH, N.C. — Coastal experts in North Carolina want to know how much the sea along the shoreline is rising.

They will hold a Science Forum on Sea Level Rise in North Carolina on Thursday at the Hilton North Raleigh. The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will use the forum as the basis for its preliminary report on the current and projected rates of sea level rise in North Carolina.

The report will go in 25-year increments through 2100.

The commission and other agencies within the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources will use figures for policy development.

Among the scheduled speakers is Virginia Burkett, chief scientist for global change research at the U.S. Geological Survey.


Fern wrote on January, 14 11:00 AM:

Amazing! Are they avoiding the word subsidence because they can’t spell it or is this just yet another article avoiding the obvious to protect the not-so-innocent?
The same crowd that peddled man caused global warming (now exposed as the hoax some of us spotted years ago), is eagerly pushing rising seas without mentioning sinking land. Our state’s leaders have failed to properly address subsidence caused by draining the aquifers because public ignorance serves the interests of those with the right political connections.
Unbuildable land due to subsidence? With the right connections, you can get a conservation easement, help with a duck impound, or state help to keep your road (and real estate project) operable. Of course, once the public learns how much state money has been spent for insider benefit, they might not approve.
Clean Water Trust Fund? Wrong name. Anyone who trusts the Hunt team’s fiscal policy (or press coverage/cover-up thereof) hasn’t been paying attention.

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