As the consequences of Climate Change kick in they are going to be so obvious and continual that we will be wondering how anyone could have denied them. The truth is that rising sea levels are going to wreak havoc on communities near oceans—and a large part of humanity resides there.
So while the majority of our public still is on the fence about the validity of Climate Change, those who live near our oceans and their public officials who will be held accountable for public safety will not be on the fence. For many, and an increasing amount of people being affected right now on Climate Change, they will not be on the fence.
Rising waters threaten the coast of North Carolina - CharlotteObserver.com "MANNS HARBOR The sea that sculpted North Carolina's coast, from its arc of barrier islands to the vast, nurturing sounds, is reshaping it once again. Water is rising three times faster on the N.C. coast than it did a century ago as warming oceans expand and land ice melts, recent research has found. It's the beginning of what a N.C. science panel expects will be a 1-meter increase by 2100. " (January 16, 2011) The Charlotte Observer