Yep, this is the brilliantly foresighted state in which I live. Not that we’re the only ones, but the NC GOP has been one of the most backwards on climate of them all, so this stupidity is not unexpected. We’ve known it was coming, and now it’s just going to be way worse.
I truly hope that we find a way to prosecute these idiots as the criminals they are down the road, because they are only making the future worse than it had to be.
Originally shared by Charles Younger
“The approaching storm almost certainly gained destructive power from a warming climate, but a 2012 law, and subsequent actions by the state, effectively ordered state and local agencies that develop coastal policies to ignore scientific models showing an acceleration in the rise of sea levels.
“In the years since, development has continued with little regard to the long-term threat posed by rising sea levels. And the coastal region’s population and economy have boomed, growing by almost half in the last 20 years.”