marylander, you can write whatever words you want, but it doesn't make them true. It is universally accepted that climate change is real and man is accelerating it. Tortuga John is not wrong here. You can choose to ignore it, but that won't make it go away. You can continue to read the the denier words, but it's funny how those keep changing to keep up with actual science. No worries, science will continue.
miinx said it best. Science doesn't care what you think. It's only cares about what actually is. If something comes along that gives more information and changes something, science will accept it. It's actually a great model to follow.
I find it interesting how you refer to "Science" as a noun, and label those who disagree as "deniers." Science is a process of theory, investigation, data, proof and conclusions. When the theory is settled, the investigation is funded by special interests, the data and proof is manipulated, and the conclusions are tainted at best, it is no wonder that reasonable people question the truth, the data, and the actual effect on Eastern North Carolina.
Certain trustworthy Programs aside, "Science" was politicized for profit or gain long ago via grants with prescribed outcomes to justify the continued funding and income stream, especially at NOAA and universities.
And, should anyone disagree with this political "science,", they are branded as deniers and other epithets.
There are a lot of smart people on both sides of this debate regarding the NC Banks subsiding, shifting, and migrating.
Simply dismissing one intelligent, thoughtful side of the discussion because you disagree it is "settled" is antithetical to the scientific approach, and therefore renders your observations and opinions questionable at best.