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WOW. North Carolina is apparently attempting to tell the sea level not to rise.

ceruleancynic:

By legislative order.

I’m not making this up. It will shock you to learn that it’s the Republicans behind this again. From the Charlotte Observer:

Several local governments on the coast have passed resolutions against sea-level rise policies.

When the General Assembly convened this month, Republican legislators went further.

They circulated a bill that authorizes only the coastal commission to calculate how fast the sea is rising. It said the calculations must be based only on historic trends, leaving out the accelerated rise that climate scientists widely expect this century if warming increases and glaciers melt.

The bill, a substitute for an unrelated measure the N.C. House passed last year, has not been introduced. State legislative officials say they can’t predict how it might be changed or when or if it will emerge.

Longtime East Carolina University geologist Stan Riggs, a science panel member who studies the evolution of the coast, said the 1-meter estimate is squarely within the mainstream of research.

“We’re throwing this science out completely, and what’s proposed is just crazy for a state that used to be a leader in marine science,” he said of the proposed legislation. “You can’t legislate the ocean, and you can’t legislate storms.”

NC-20 Chairman Tom Thompson, economic development director in Beaufort County, said his members – many of them county managers and other economic development officials – are convinced that climate changes and sea-level rises are part of natural cycles. Climate scientists who say otherwise, he believes, are wrong.

Got that? Hey, science, you’re wrong, because shut up. Shut up is why.

I’d like to go live on another planet now, please.

this week on ‘selfish old guys screw the pooch for future generations’, the longest-running show in america…

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    How the fuck do people come up with this shit??? Also what is it with news sites having a bajillion pop ups?
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    Silly Cnuts.
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    Economic director: Hey, people who have devoted your professional lives to studying the climate, have probably got PhDs...
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    this week on ‘selfish old guys screw the pooch for future generations’, the longest-running show in america…
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    My state is awful. Please send help. And science books.
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    I am not awake enough to do anything besides facepalm repeatedly.
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    …WHAT. No, really. WHAT. This is not like gay marriage, NC. Mother Nature is not a being you can try to boss around with...
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    Hmmmm. Is it too late to secede from the union?
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