Center for Climate Integrity

Monday numbers: Climate change likely to cost NC $34.8 billion – and that’s just for seawalls

BY: - June 24, 2019

In 2016, Hurricane Florence moved so slowly – more like a mosey, instead of a sprint – that it emptied trillions of gallons of rain over the same places for hours, even days. "At times I could have outrun" the storm, said scientist  Jessica Whitehead, chief resilience officer for the state's Office of Resilience and Recovery, at a climate change summit in Havelock earlier this month.