After Back-to-Back Hurricanes, North Carolina Reconsiders Climate Change

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In a state where lawmakers once rejected sea level rise warnings, polls show a growing concern among residents and a desire for better policies.

After North Carolina was hit by two major hurricanes within two years and flooding rainfall from a third, the state that once spurned the science of sea level rise in its zoning rules is starting to take climate change more seriously.

A new governor has a different policy agenda that incorporates the risks from climate change, and polls suggest a growing number of North Carolina residents are concerned about climate change and want policies that help protect them from extreme weather.

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