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sea level rise

Understanding Sea Level Rise: Why a linear extrapolation is the least reasonable predictor of future changes

climate change, Conservation, Environmentalism, Natural Science, ScienceJune 14, 2012

The Division of Coastal Management shall be the only State agency authorized to develop rates of sea-level rise and shall do so only at the request of the Commission. These rates shall only be determined using historical data, and these data shall be limited to the time period following the year 1900. Rates of sea-level […]

North Carolina’s attempted ban on sea level rise is a boon for Global Draining researchers

climate change, Natural Science, ScienceMay 31, 2012

News broke yesterday that NC-20, a lobbying group for coastal development that, among other things, thinks¬†property¬†owners should be allowed to dump chemical waste directly into our watersheds, is sponsoring legislation that would outlaw outlaw sea level rise. Ignoring the fact that you can’t actually sue the ocean, what they’re actually promoting is a law that […]

A primer for climate change

Conservation, ScienceJuly 24, 2011

Sea level rise. Desertification. Ocean acidification. Climategate. Permafrost. Greenland ice sheet. Hockey stick. The language of global climate change can be overwhelming. Every year, as we learn more about the ways that human activity fundamentally alter global processes, the subject becomes even broader and more complicated. Fortunately, world renowned oceanographer Orrin Pilkey and his son, […]

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