Socio-economic factors have often been ignored when councils and other agencies assess the risks to a community such as Thames from climate change and sealevel rise. The emphasis has been on how low-lying an area may be and on sea walls and “protection”.
What has been missing is the consideration that many individuals, communities, and businesses in Thames will be more susceptible to climate-related hazards than others elsewhere. Continue reading “Socio-economic factors add to Thames’ high flood-risk profile”
Forest and Bird are leading a major campaign to persuade the Government to implement the Sea Change report. F&B have a petition to get action on the Report, rather than letting it sitting on the shelf gathering dust. They have received lots of support at a recent boat show. Continue reading “Campaign on Sea Change for the Hauraki Gulf”
Discussion Paper to be released in September
Now the new government is again seeking the views of the public on a nationwide ban on mining on conservation land and coast. Once again the public is going to have to rise up and make it very clear that mining on Coromandel conservation land (and elsewhere) will not be tolerated.
Continue reading “Govt to seek public feedback over mining ban proposal”
Thames Coromandel District Council has budgeted $2.6 million for coastal hazard identification and mapping over the next three years. But Mayor Sandra Goudie has called for more assistance and funding from central government to tackle these issues. That’s a fair call because up until now local councils have been left to grapple with these complex and expensive issues on their own. Recommendations in a major new report on climate change adaptation suggest that local councils will soon get the help they need. Continue reading “Help Is Coming for Councils Grappling with Climate Change Adaptation”
Here is the very latest measurement of Global Mean Sea Level (GMSL). The trend is 3.35 mm/yr over the period 1993-2017. Which confirms we are on track for 40cm of sea level rise by 2050-2060 as predicted.
Continue reading “Global Mean Sea Level Rise Trend is 3.35 mm/year”