DNREC, Port of Wilmington Worried About Effects of Global Warming

WILMINGTON, DE – It’s never a bad thing to plan for probable contingencies, but it appears that the state of Delaware and the Port of Wilmington are worrying about fantasy.  The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is working on scenarios where the sea level rises by 0.5 meters, 1.0 meters, and 1.5 meters.

Delaware First Media reports that a DNREC study indicates the port could suffer irreparable damage if the sea level rises 1.0 meters.  Readers should note that there is a difference between “sea level” and rises in the Delaware River due to natural flooding conditions.  It should also be noted that flood levels can rise much farther than 1.0, or even 1.5, meters.

This “study” sounds like another ploy to spend federal (and state) tax dollars in the name of “man-made climate change”.  Naturally occurring weather cycles (both long and short term) should be planned for.  The need to spend money on the possibility that the average sea level in Wilmington will rise 3’ – 5’ should be viewed with skepticism.

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