Worried about climate skeptics? It can be much, much worse

John Whitehead of the Env-Econ blog has the following about a new bill in North Carolina:

Business interests along the state’s coastline pushed lawmakers to include language in a law that would require future sea level estimates to be based only on data from past years. New evidence, especially on sea level rise that could be tied to global warming, would not be factored into the state’s development plans for the coast.

The proposal has been described by some as “criminal”, but the first that sprang to my mind was the infamous Indiana bill that set π equal to 3.2.

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