I have a headache and I don't know whether I'm interpreting this correctly or not but...
Is "GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA. SESSION 2011. H. D. HOUSE BILL 819
" a real proposal? I don't think the bill is a bad idea per se - it will regulate how the rising sea-level is measured, for insurance purposes (I think) - but I do not agree with this excerpt from Section 2. (e):
"Rates of sea-level rise may be extrapolated linearly to estimate future rates of rise but shall not include scenarios of accelerated rates of sea-level rise."
I'm fine with the gov stepping in and making sure the insurance companies ain't running amok with each company quoting their own figures. But to deny the possibility of a more realistic model by legalizing only one way of extrapolation data and thereby making all other methods illegal? I don't get it. If the data say exponential growth, it doesn't not happen just because the governing body says so.
Is this what the NC government is actually proposing? Unfortunately, the .pdf file is the only non-reactionary source I found. Does anyone have other sources?
For some reason, I'm reminded of Twoflower and Inn-Sewer-Ants in Ankh-Morpork.
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