A new report shows that the effects of climate change will significantly cost state residents and the economy over the next three decades without urgent action to curb climate-warming pollution.
The N.C. Climate Change Interagency Council has wrapped up its review of the recently released report on risks and plan for climate resilience, highlighting the need to assist community-level decision making statewide.
A report released Wednesday by the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies puts the latest science on global climate change and sea level rise in perspective for North Carolina.
Preliminary findings from an N.C. Institute for Climate Studies report include a range of significant changes affecting the state through 2100, including rising seas, wetter storms and frequent flooding.
Thousands of nonnative creepers and critters could wreak havoc here, according to members of the recently deactivated panel that had long advised the Interior Department on invasive species.
The Coastal Resources Commission is directing its science advisory panel to look at sea level rise predictions beyond 30 years in its 2020 update to a state report.
A recent national real estate industry study ranks North Carolina second among states with the highest number of new homes built in the 10-year flood risk zone.
The effects of climate change on the N.C. coast are especially pronounced at the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, where the rising sea level is visibly transforming habitats.
Retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, now CEO of the American Security Project think tank, told an audience in Wilmington this week that climate change poses a national security threat.
A National Park Service report released in May put N.C. parks at the highest risk from sea level rise and storm surge. Park officials say they have already taken steps to minimize climate change-related problems as studies continue.
Sea level rise will put about $4 billion of coastal N.C. property value at risk of chronic flooding by 2045, says a recent report, but northeastern counties are among those facing problems already.
NOAA’s Digital Coast is a set of online tools developed to help turn data on sea level rise, coastal flooding and the benefits of wetlands into useful information for coastal communities.
Experts on coastal policy said during a recent forum in Raleigh that state and local officials are doing too little to adapt to and head off damage from sea level rise.
Audubon North Carolina recently launched two programs designed to help the state’s most vulnerable birds survive and adapt to the effects of climate change.
“Climate Stories NC” document how the changing climate has affected the lives of North Carolinians, like Willy Phillips, a fisherman in Columbia.
Public health and environmental advocates say the state’s response to the federal clean power plan, which seeks to limit the country’s carbon emissions, is too limited.