According to the University of Colorado, sea level along the North Carolina coast is rising at a rate of 1.4 mm/year. This is less than one half of their measured global rate of 3.1 mm/year.
The graph below plots the grid cells at (32.5, 281.5) (33.5,282.5) (34.5,283.5) (34.5,284.5) and (35.5,285.5)
Over the next 88 years, sea level would be expected to rise five inches in North Carolina.
The NC Coastal Resources Commission created a reporting saying that North Carolina will have one metre of sea level rise during the rest of the century – which would require an acceleration of 800% over current rates. In response, the North Carolina Senate passed a bill requiring that only historical data be used – and proposed a rise of 8 inches.
This has caused a huge backlash from people with a vested interest in spreading climate misinformation. The one metre number is ridiculous, unsupportable and has no evidence to back it up.
The folks that own these cottages might disagree with you:
Only if they believe in fantasy. Your picture is from a storm and beach erosion and absolutely zero to do with climate change and sea level rise. You are just a misguided and misinformed with no basis for your alarmist claims. And no surprise coming from you.
Your childish comments towards me do not change facts. Take a lookie see at that same area of homes in SHN when there are not any storms and let me know what you think.
I really like what Stephen Colbert's sez about your thoughts of the North Carolina Senate bill they passed:
"The report prompted a backlash from coastal developers and climate skeptics—and in 2012, from the state. Lawmakers in Raleigh considered a bill that would have prohibited state agencies from planning for accelerated sea-level rise.
Environmentalists were outraged, bloggers snickered, and even comedian Stephen Colbert weighed in: "If your science gives you a result you don't like, pass a law saying the result is illegal," he joked. "Problem solved."
Eventually, the state settled on a watered-down version of the law: a four-year moratorium on sea-level regulations, and an order for a new scientific study of sea-level rise, due out in 2015. In May, a state commission asked the science panel to limit its next sea-level forecast to 30 years."