18 Sep 2018

Storm damage: Should we re-think coastal living?

From Afternoons, 1:16 pm on 18 September 2018

Two massive storms causing destruction in the US and parts of Asia are prompting climate scientists to call for a re-think about coastal living.  

With so many communities near the coast in New Zealand, do we need to start thinking about living in safer areas as major storms become more frequent?

Specialist in climate risk, Belinda Storey talks to Jesse Mulligan about what the risk really is.

A man walks a flooded street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia , 11 September 2018.

Photo: AFP