by Sam Hieb
Triangle Business Journal reports:
An insect-infested megalopolis will stretch from Raleigh to Atlanta by 2060.
That’s according to a new study by the Department of Interior’s Southeast Climate Science Center and N.C. State University that calls for “significant” changes to land development in order to thwart what scientists fear could be an ecological nightmare.
“If we continue to develop urban areas in the Southeast the way we have for the past 60 years, we can expect natural areas will become increasingly fragmented,” says Adam Terando, the adjunct assistant professor at N.C. State who served as lead author for the study. “We could be looking at a seamless corridor of urban development running from Raleigh to Atlanta, and possibly as far as Birmingham, within the next 50 years.”
I marvel at people constantly telling me that guys like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are using fear to prey on the ignorant masses in order to advance their agenda. Darned if this isn’t using fear to advance an agenda—what makes it worse is we’re paying for it.