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.
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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.
“Rising: Perspectives of Coastal Change,” a collaborative multimedia exhibition featuring photography and oral histories, is on display at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island.
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.
Two studies about the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the four-foot rise in sea level that could result grabbed screaming headlines. Just more media hype? Unfortunately, this is real.