The Word From Colbert to North Carolina: Sink or Swim

In a segment on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" this week, comedian Stephen Colbert ripped into a proposed North Carolina law that would mandate that state policymakers only consider historical rates of sea level rise when planning for future increases in sea level. Sea level rise projections from climate scientists all show that, due largely to melting land ice and warming ocean temperatures, sea level rise is likely to accelerate significantly during the next few decades, possibly reaching as much as 1 meter, or 3.3 feet.

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