North Carolina Republicans, outlawed sea-level rise. House bill 819 pulled a Moses. State planners and scientists are predicting a meter rise by the end of the century, modeled on accelerating polar ice melt and ever warming temperatures. This means NC's coastal roads and developments need to be located to what will become the new shoreline, existing assets may need to be abandoned in the coming years. Many states are using these same aprox. 40" rise in water level for long range planning, as are many nations around the world.
North Carolina though put a stop to sea level rise, speeches on the floor derided scientist and their computer models made by witches and people who recycle cans. Bill 819 mandates the projection only use recent historical data to project a rise. Historians not scientist will determine this issue. So, the last few years the sea has risen and by wisely flat lining the near past increase the sea has been restricted to a maximum 8 inch rise.