After Public Pressure and Bad Press, South Carolina Releases Climate Impacts Report
After a few weeks of public pressure and bad press, South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources finally released its 2011 report on climate impacts. Recall that the report had been shelved, purportedly for “changed priorities” at the Department. Well, at least until a South Carolina newspaper obtained a copy.
SC DNR has relented. And although a new preface to the report is squishy on the whole human-caused global warming thing (“we do not profess to know why all of these changes seem to be occurring”) the release of the report is obviously a good first step toward dealing with the impacts.
The report, called “Climate Change Impacts to Natural Resources in South Carolina” is now officially available (pdf), and it is now, finally, open for public comments until May 24th.