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The absurd “controversy” over sea-level rise continues

The latest chapter in the refusal by conservatives to consider the implications for the North Carolina coastline of the projected sea level rise comes from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences.

The Indy reports today [1] that museum officials won’t allow a documentary on the subject to be shown at the museum’s Science Cafe.

The nonprofit group N.C. Coastal Federation had hoped to bring the film to the museum’s Science Café, a weekly discussion of science and technology issues, in January. It is scheduled to show at UNC-Wilmington and the N.C. Aquarium in January.

According to emails provided by the museum, director Emlyn Koster wrote that “we want to engage the public, marshal the progress of our unique learning-rich setting and take advantage of our collaborative network, rather than focusing on an hour-long film in a theater.

He added that the museum needs to “ensure an objective science-centered approach.”

Hmm.  A science-centered approach?

If you want to hear the truth about sea level rise and what it means for North Carolina, join NC Policy Watch next Wednesday for a Crucial Conversation luncheon [2]with Dr. Robert S. Young, Professor of Geology and Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University