Scientists: Rebuilding N. Carolina Coast Is Futile

According to Reuters, Scientists have warned that rebuilding efforts on North Carolina's coast are futile as sea levels rise and storms chew away the coast line. Some have called for halting oceanside development altogether. In a government study published in 2010, scientists warned that sea levels could rise 39 inches by 2100. But protests from developers and the tourism industry have led North Carolina to pass laws that disregard the predictions. Developers said the study was too theoretical to dictate policy.

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