By law, coastal policy in North Carolina will not incorporate the latest scientific predictions of sea level rises. Here's the key sentence in ABC's report:
A projection map showing land along the coast underwater would place the permits of many planned development projects in jeopardy.
The amazing thing about it is how this real estate has political system requirements for its investors. Just imagine communities of people who deny not only the human agency involved in climate change, but its very existence. [via Reddit]