2 May 2022

Climate Change Minister on rate of sea rise

From Morning Report, 7:38 am on 2 May 2022

A report shows the sea level is rising twice as fast as previously thought in some parts of Aotearoa.

Projections unveiled in a government-funded programme show infrastructure and homes in certain parts of the country risk inundation decades earlier than expected.

The data comes from a group comprising dozens of local and international scientists called NZ SeaRise, which also includes GNS Science and Niwa.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw spoke to Corin Dann.