North Carolina had a Coastal Resources Commission look into how fast the ocean level was rising. The resulting recommendation? Plan for a 39 inch rise by 2100.
However, planning that way would be bad for business in the short run. Let’s see, if we don’t limit ourselves to behaving rationally and in the best interests of people who are and will be living in the region over the course of this sea change, (sorry) how could we solve this problem for business?
“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 seas-level rise may be extrapolated linearly…”
So says the bill which- by ignoring reality- allows the zoning of land which will then be built on and sold, but since the businesses doing the developing now don’t care, why worry?
Found through Political Irony.