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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:12 PM

New Law in North Carolina Bans Latest Scientific Predictions of Sea-Level Rise

Source: ABC News

A new law in North Carolina will ban the state from basing coastal policies on the latest scientific predictions of how much the sea level will rise, prompting environmentalists to accuse the state of disrespecting climate science.

The law has put the state in the spotlight for what critics have called nearsightedness and climate change denial, but its proponents said the state needed to put a moratorium on predictions of sea level rise until scientific techniques improve.

The law was drafted in response to an estimate by the state's Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) that the sea level will rise by 39 inches in the next century, prompting fears of costlier home insurance and accusations of anti-development alarmism among residents and developers in the state's coastal Outer Banks region.

Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue had until Thursday to act on the bill known as House Bill 819, but she decided to let it become law by doing nothing.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/law-north-carolina-bans-latest-scientific-predictions-sea-165416121--abc-news-topstories.html



Good grief. Now they're banning SCIENCE?

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Reply New Law in North Carolina Bans Latest Scientific Predictions of Sea-Level Rise (Original post)
RT_Fanatic Aug 2012 OP
KT2000 Aug 2012 #1
nanabugg Aug 2012 #6
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2012 #11
primavera Aug 2012 #23
Crunchy Frog Aug 2012 #19
patrice Aug 2012 #2
Auggie Aug 2012 #3
Javaman Aug 2012 #4
savannah43 Aug 2012 #5
RandySF Aug 2012 #7
dsc Aug 2012 #8
radhika Aug 2012 #9
arely staircase Aug 2012 #10
Posteritatis Aug 2012 #15
arely staircase Aug 2012 #20
SoapBox Aug 2012 #12
midnight Aug 2012 #13
sofa king Aug 2012 #14
yardwork Aug 2012 #16
maindawg Aug 2012 #17
doohnibor Aug 2012 #21
Crunchy Frog Aug 2012 #18
RushIsRot Aug 2012 #22
Rosa Luxemburg Aug 2012 #24

Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. where I live in NW Washington

the poobahs do this as a matter of policy.They are increasing development on the shoreline - science be damned.

This law is a real milestone for the idiots and I expect it to spread.
Thank goodness the government picks up the bill for damage to coastal structures.

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:34 PM

6. Somethings just can't be stopped...nature is one of them. nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:59 PM

11. and sheer idiocracy seems to be another

The 2 will meet soon enough.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 09:45 AM

23. Yeah, but by then the developers will be long gone

They'll have their millions and will leave others to clean up the mess they made - it's the free market at work.

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

19. Republican stupidity is an unstoppable force of nature. n/t

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:19 PM

2. What y' want to bet there's TIF'ed real estate already in these areas & they need the additional

developments there to increase political pressure to literally BAIL OUT all of that under-water real estate.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:23 PM

3. I wouldn't be surprised

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:28 PM

4. If thats the case, ban all life preservers, water wings, snorkels, aqualungs, etc for all members of

the NC congress.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:33 PM

5. So it's true? Most inbred morons gravitate to the Carolinas?

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:39 PM

7. Bev Perdue is a gutless wonder.

Good riddance to her.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:46 PM

8. as someone who live here I can say she is no such thing

she vetoed more bills than all of her predecessors combined (admittedly the veto is a fairly new power so we are talking about only 3 predecessors). I have no idea why she didn't veto this but my guess is that it would have been overridden.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:48 PM

9. Maybe Gov Perdue is giving the legislature a chance to hang itself...

Her approval ratings are low, she's not running for reelection, and by not signing, her name won't be on the Bill. The deranged Party has full ownership of this clown car.

If NC gets more Category 5 hurricanes, the voters may wish to revisit the role of science.

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Response to radhika (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:57 PM

10. the governor's name is perdue? not canute? nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:38 PM

15. The legislature seems to be playing Canute's part. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #15)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:30 PM

20. a congress of canutes nt

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:02 PM

12. Teh stoopid just get stoopider.

amazing.

But, guess that is what some home skool'n gets ya'all.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:26 PM

13. As the water levels rise so do the insurance rates. Sounds like the Money trumps Peace gang win out

again....

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:36 PM

14. "Moe's Solution."

From the episode "Bart's Comet." After Springfield is nearly destroyed by an approaching comet, Moe suggests, "Let's go burn down the observatory so that this can never happen again."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart%27s_Comet

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:38 PM

16. This is what happens when Republicans take over a state. Watch and learn.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:53 PM

17. If they dont base their policy on reality,

What do they base it on?

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Response to maindawg (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 08:44 PM

21. The free market

 

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:59 PM

18. Attempting to ban reality. A new low even by Repuke standards.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:03 PM

22. Up next: Banning the Laws of Gravity. Isaac Newton was such a Rabble Rouser.

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Response to RT_Fanatic (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 10:05 AM

24. Now I have heard it all

these people must be stopped as they are a danger to society.

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