- Jamie Morton, Science Reporter, NZ Herald
Climate change: NZ lacks co-ordinated plan
A Government-commissioned report has acknowledged New Zealand doesn't have a co-ordinated plan to deal with future climate change, which threatens to damage hundreds of billions of dollars of property and infrastructure.
The most recent national assessment found nearly 170,000 buildings sat within 3m of the mean high water spring, exposing them not just to sea level rise, but also storm-tide and wave flooding that could reach 1-2m in exposed places.
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