Source: Carolina Journal
By Paul Chesser
Today’s Daily Journal guest columnist is Paul Chesser, a former associate editor of Carolina Journal and former director of Climate Strategies Watch, a watchdog project that scrutinized the claims about catastrophic future global warming.
RALEIGH — Environmental pressure groups, activist scientists, and the legacy media are predictably upset by the movement of a bill through the N.C. General Assembly that requires state policies dependent on sea level forecasts to be based on historical trends, rather than speculative computer projections.
The implications for such policies are not small, as extreme predictions — such as the 39-inch-rise-by-year-2100 prophecy spat out by computer models — would, at a minimum, require billions of dollars (much of it from taxpayers) to build new infrastructure; adjust to new building codes and higher insurance rates; and restrict land use and property rights. (more…)