Message from The Queen to the Governor-General
Message from The Queen to the Governor-General of New
I have been deeply saddened by the appalling
events in Christchurch today. Prince Philip and I send our
condolences to the families and friends of those who have
lost their lives.
I also pay tribute to the emergency
services and volunteers who are providing support to those
who have been injured.
At this tragic time, my
thoughts and prayers are with all New Zealanders.
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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>>