With little serious action being taken to avert climate change, it’s time to get ready for higher seas, wilder weather and people being forced off their coastal land.
As he plans his retirement beach house at Waikanae, climate change expert Martin Manning keeps a wary eye on the future. His chosen site is 1km from the shoreline, and a hefty 14m above sea level.
Is he concerned about rising seas? “I have these things in the back of my mind,” says Professor Manning, director of climate change at Victoria University.
With little hope right now of decisive action internationally to slash greenhouse-gas emissions, an increasing number of voices are saying we must begin preparing defences against a more volatile climate, more storms, more rain, more ...
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