Presentation to Thames Community Board – 6 November 2017
In the presentation, I covered the following topics:- Continue reading “Risks to Thames from Sea Level Rise “
On Wednesday eminent climate scientist Prof James Renwick spoke to a packed public meeting in Thames. Given the limited publicity about the meeting, the turnout of over 100 was impressive. Some people had traveled from north of Coromandel, and from Whitianga to attend. Continue reading “James Renwick’s Climate Change Discussion in Thames”
Huge Win for Coromandel Communities
After nearly 40 years of protesting, lobbying, direct action, media, and general political and social pressure the new government has announced that there will be no new mines on conservation land throughout New Zealand! Yeah !
The new Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage made the following announcement today….. Continue reading “No New Mines on Conservation Land – says New Government”
New Report Confirms Risks to Whitianga Stormwater Spending
Back in August, I pointed out that the Thames-Coromandel District Council had ignored Government sea level rise guidance and Regional Council sea flooding maps when considering the proposal for a $6.5 million upgrade of the Whitianga Town Centre. According to that advice and mapping, the whole project area could potentially be flooded by the sea in coming decades.
Now a major new report – “Climate Change & Stormwater and Wastewater Systems” has concluded that many coastal stormwater and wastewater systems will not be able to cope with climate change stresses and sea level rise. Continue reading “Climate Change Threat to Local Storm Water Systems – Report”