The Outer Banks Are Slip Sliding Away
J Thoendell stashed this in Misc
While locals on the Outer Banks tussle over whether global warming is real and causing oceans to rise, the islands themselves are gradually, inevitably going under.
When a family from the Midwest looked up satellite images of the house at 23267 Midgetts Mobile Court in Rodanthe, North Carolina, they saw that it was separated from the Atlantic Ocean—sparkling, even in the photograph—by another mansion. But when they arrived there this past July, they were mystified, if not at all disappointed. The six-bedroom, 4,500-square-foot vacation rental, for which they were shelling out $8,000 a week, was now oceanfront property.
“I swear on the map there was another house here,” the father puzzled.
Similar problem of the politics of denial in Louisiana:
I wonder if these kinds of denials are more prevalent in the south.