Aussie Fires and Our Coastal Flooding – We Are Not Learning and Acting with Sufficient Urgency

Yesterday was the two-year anniversary since the January 5, 2018 storm surge devastated Kaiaua, flooded scores of Thames homes and businesses and wiped out the Thames coast road.  And, yesterday the skies over Thames have turned an eerie and ominous orange from the smoke blown across the ditch from the catastrophic Australian bushfires. Both events are attributable to dangerous climate change.Read More »

Coastal Flooding Simulator to include Hauraki Plains

Since 2016, Waikato Regional Councils’s excellent coastal flooding simulator has shown present and potential future flooding due to sea level rise around the Coromandel Peninsula.  Next month the coastline of the Hauraki Plains between Kaiaua and Kopu will be added to the simulator allowing more accurate assessment of coastal flood risk.  Many people will be shocked at the potential extent of coastal flooding due to sea level riseRead More »