“Lines of Light Mark Inevitably Sea Level Rise”

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Saving the Earth with Sierra Club

Folks ask me how to become involved in saving our sacred environment. Here are some great ideas and tips to get started talking about climate change…

I also tell them I am a member of the Sierra Club, both national and local. My band Lime and the Coconuts have played at their oyster roasts for twelve years now. You can donate to the auction or just buy a ticket every February at Bowens Island. This is community activism at its best.

[All photos by Laura Moses.]

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Pilkey’s Latest Word on Sea Level Rise

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“A French beach cleared of homes shows NC the way,” written by Orrin Pilkey and published in the News & Observer on Febrary 24th, 2019, describes one possible solution for preparing the Carolina coastline for the imminent threat of sea level rise.

Pilkey writes: “As the French minister of the environment said, we need to act now. We need to altogether halt North Carolina beachfront construction, especially the now favorite three-story McMansions. We should stop constructing all hard coastal engineering structures, which ultimately damage or destroy the beaches. We must move back or demolish threatened buildings. And after future storms, we should prohibit repair or replacement of damaged buildings. Currently, damaged buildings are often replaced by larger ones. All of these events are happening right now. All regulations concerning development on our barrier islands must realistically recognize climate change, sea-level rise and the retreating shoreline….”

Read more via the News & Observer site HERE.

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