And it comes as no surprise that NC's agricultural industry would be the first to feel the effects:
Sea level rise has caused an increase in saltwater intrusion for farmland areas in North Carolina like Hyde County. This is problematic because it affects crop efficiency and the amount of usable farmland. The county has very low elevation, with the highest point in the county only 14 feet above sea-level, and the majority of the county lying between three and five feet above sea-level, according to Gibbs. “Sea-level rise is real and it’s been happening for years. We are seeing a loss of farmland from the saltwater intrusion,” Gibbs said.
For those who find themselves still doubting, do a little research on Megalodon tooth discoveries, some of which have been found 35-40 miles inland in North/South Carolina. Looking at the flood patterns of previous melts will give you an idea of what's at stake, if we continue to ignore the scientifically obvious.