In the 2019 local election, I campaigned on a platform of Waikato Regional Council (WRC) taking strong action to tackle the climate crisis. Substantial progress has been made by WRC but more ambitious action is still required. Here is what I have helped achieve as Deputy Chair of the Climate Action Committee: –Read More »
Tag: sea level rise
Have your say on TCDC’s climate change/coastal hazards survey
TCDC have started an online survey relating to coastal hazards and sea level rise. Read More »
TCDC Can’t Even Say “Climate Change”
The political leadership of TCDC insist that they are not climate change deniers. When the presentation the Council has given to the public on its proposed Shoreline Management Plans fails to even once mention climate change, what other conclusion are we meant to come to? As for sea level rise you have to get out the magnifying glass to see the words in very fine print on a very small graphic (and mentioned just one other time)Read More »
Latest NIWA Report Confirms High Local Sea Flood Risk
Two years ago I wrote an article about a NIWA report which confirmed that Thames was in the top 10 of the most at risk towns and cities in New Zealand from sea level rise.
TCDC had received this report two years earlier in 2015 but has kept it secret and has made no effort – even 4 years later – to inform residents of Thames, or other high-risk peninsula coastal communities of the high level of risk many face.
Now, an even more accurate assessment of the risk of sealevel rise has just been published by NIWA which comes to the same conclusion –Read More »
Sea Level Rise Flooding Risks Assessed
Today I went along to the first attempt by Thames-Coromandel Council to engage with the public relating to its Shoreline Management Plan proposals. It was a very low-key broad brush presentation which is to be expected I suppose when the whole three-year scheme is just kicking off.Read More »