Science, Innovation, Politics
"Another lesson is that debates over forecasts and uncertainty often overshadow knowledge that is far more certain. ... 'no action has yet been taken against the engineers who designed the buildings that collapsed and caused fatalities, or the government officials who were responsible for enforcing building code compliance.' "In related news, there is strong political pushback in North Carolina against the prospect of land-use and building codes that would require coastal development projects to take account of risks associated with rising sea level. Opponents cite debates over forecasts and uncertainty.
Jonathan, Opponents can also point out the lack of sea level rise.There is a whole thread on cherry picking you might want to review.