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NC Republicans Consider Outlawing Sealevel Rise Predictions

ideonexus (1257332) writes | more than 2 years ago

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ideonexus writes "Republicans in North Carolina are floating a bill that would force planners to only consider past historical data in predicting the sea-level rise (SLR) for the state as opposed to considering projections that take Global Warming into account. NC-20, the pro-development lobbying group representing twenty counties along the NC coast, is behind the effort and asserts that the one-meter prediction would prohibit development on too much land as opposed to SLR predictions of 3.9 to 15.6 inches."
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That Should Stop It (1)

turkeyfish (950384) | more than 2 years ago | (#40164479)

Outlawing mention of it. That will prevent it from happening. Sure, but not for long.

More laws from NC. (1)

geohump (782273) | more than 2 years ago | (#40164909)

In other news, the North Carolina legislature has passed a law decreeing that pi shall now be equal to 1 in all government contracts requiring engineering.

Additionally the legislature has passed a law requiring all homosexual men to undergo gender modification surgery and that any extra bits left over be affixed to any women who are not heterosexual.

And finally one additional law was created requiring that all boxes of soap labeled "Tide" shall be kept to the back of shelves in all stores. This bill was referred to as "Holding the Tide back".

The reason for passing these laws was that NC apparently feels itself to be in competition with SC.

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