One year ago this week, the U.S. was dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. What lessons have we learned? Don’t miss this upcoming NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon:
Getting our heads out of the sand: The facts about sea level rise and the future of the North Carolina coastline
Featuring Dr. Robert S. Young, Professor of Geology and Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University
If current luck holds, North Carolina may well escape the 2013 hurricane season without the widespread damage that has so frequently plagued the fragile coastal region in recent years. Unfortunately, this brief respite is almost certainly only that – a temporary breather.
Experts assure us that the impacts of climate change (including rising oceans and frequent, damaging storms) are sure to remake the coast in myriad ways over the decades to come and will, quite likely, permanently submerge large tracts of real estate.
So, what does our best science predict? Read More