posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:48 PM
New Law in NC Bans Latest Scientific Predictions of Sea-Level Rise...
The key word would be "predictions"... as in some scientists predicting an Ice Age... not unlike about 35 years ago. Had we listened then, what
effects would that have had on the next 30 years?
We know the oceans are dynamic and changing. Most educated coastal peoples along NC's coast know that there are villages and hamlets now under the
ocean that were thriving some 200-300 years ago.
Most people that have homes and vacation cottages along the coast of NC also know that given the right storm... beaches dissappear and ocean fronts
can move over an entire block or street... nothing new here.
What the NC Legislature is doing is using scientific data and fact... big difference than "predictions." When you are going to pass a series of laws
and regulations that will have a long term impact on residents, businesses, a booming tourist trade, and an entire tax base and infrastructure, you
want more than predictions... you want solid data.
Too often, people have an emotional reaction to an event or "predictions" and immediately react without thinking the action through and the long
term ramifications... it is this very thing that the NC legislature is trying to prevent.
For a record of accurate "predictions" and the emotional response to act... see ATS.