Matt Robson Media Diary
Diary – Monday 19 June- Monday 26 June
9.15am – Briefing to NGOs re. Overseas Aid budget
release, Beehive 4.3
Wednesday 21 June
8.30am - Minister
to open Youth Unit at Waikeria prison
Thursday 22 June
9am – Hand-over of annual contribution to Red Cross,
6.30pm – Manukau Excellence Awards, Lakeside
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New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change
One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.
Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...
There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>