LA Times to N.C. legislature: Get your head out of the sand
There was an editorial yesterday from way over on the other coast in regards to Sandy’s wrath on the Outer Banks this weekend, and the N.C. State legislature’s move earlier this year to coastal business interests and outlaw recognition of rising sea levels at the coast.
A snippet from the Los Angeles Times‘ piece:
Here’s a little something for North Carolina lawmakers to chew on: $50 billion.
That’s the new estimate of how much damage super storm Sandy caused to the East Coast.
And as an L.A. Times editorial outlined Thursday, Sandy may well be a precursor to many such events, exacerbated by climate change.
But North Carolina doesn’t really have to worry on that front, because last summer its Legislature passed — and its governor allowed to become law — a bill that in essence denies climate change.
It’s worth reading the whole editorial.
Here’s a video as well from a Hatteras Island resident of what Sandy left behind on the Outer Banks.