Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Climate change impacts facing New Zealand

13 July 2005

Climate change impacts facing New Zealand

Observations show that global warming is already producing significant climate change because of human activity, says Dr Jim Salinger, a senior climate scientist with the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research in NZ.

Dr Salinger will describe such observations at his latest Christchurch seminar to be held on Tuesday, 2 August, from 3.30pm to 5pm, at Our City O-Tautahi, corner Oxford Terrace and Worcester Street. The Christchurch City Council is hosting the event.

Some climate changes already being observed include: melting permafrost in the Arctic severely disrupting traditional Eskimo lifestyles, migrating birds arriving earlier and departing later in North America, and a third less snow and ice on our Southern Alps, Dr Salinger says.

He will present the latest climate projections showing that other impacts, resulting from increasing climate variability and change, are likely to occur more frequently in the medium-term - affecting New Zealand agriculture, natural environment, coasts, cities, and communities.

Such information is of great interest to local government, energy, transport and tourism sectors, as well as those engaged in agriculture, cropping and horticulture.

While Dr Salinger's address is public, people are advised to book a place by contacting: * Marilyn Reddington, phone 941 8964 or email marilyn.reddington@ccc.govt.nz

Background This is Dr Salinger's fourth visit to Christchurch to present the NIWA seasonal climate outlooks and discuss climate issues that affect decisions local government, industry, farmers and others make.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Press Conference: Pike Re-Entry Agency

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little to announce plans for the new agency for re-entry of the mine.

The Pike River Recovery Agency, Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa, will be officially established on 31 January 2018 and will work with the Pike River families with the intention of manned entry of the drift before March 2019. More>>

 

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election