North Carolina Reconsidering its Stance on Climate Change

Two hurricanes later, residents of North Carolina aren't so willing to deny the need to do something about the effects of climate change. A Democratic governor and a changing State Legislature have already produced action.
December 29, 2018, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"After North Carolina was hit by two major hurricanes within two years and flooding rainfall from a third, the state that once spurned the science of sea level rise in its zoning rules is starting to take climate change more seriously," reports James Bruggers.

"A new governor has a different policy agenda that incorporates the risks from climate change, and polls suggest a growing number of North Carolina residents are concerned about climate change and want policies that help protect them from extreme weather," adds Bruggers for more specificity.

The list of policy changes on the way in for North Carolina includes commitment to Paris climate accord emission reductions and programs to move homes and "hog-waste lagoons" away from floodplains.

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Published on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Inside Climate News
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