Charlotte Observer Ranks NC's Top Ten Environmental Challenges

EDIT:The same paper's top 10 list of environmental success stories in NC is here.

The Charlotte Observer's editorial staff has put together a list of the top ten problems facing NC's environment going forward, and number one on the list is climate change. According to the Observer:

The list changes each year as new problems arise and old ones ameliorate. This year, air quality drops out of the top 10 problems because there were fewer bad air days than in years.

Charlotte Observer | 12/11/2005 | State of the environment

Here's a summary:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Water
  3. Inappropriate Growth
  4. Costal Overdevelopment
  5. Energy
  6. Fish and Shellfish Depletion
  7. Waste Disposal
  8. Loss of Scenic Landscape
  9. Ecosystem Management
  10. Loss of Natural Areas

I know it's a list of environmental problems, but still: shouldn't Palestinian terrorists be on there somewhere? (Kidding!)