Climate change

Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time.

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Human activities release greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These gases trap heat and are causing the world’s climate to change.

Climate change will affect different parts of the world in different ways. It is likely global temperatures and sea levels will rise, and weather such as rain, snow and wind will become more intense.

These changes will affect our lives, our health, economies, natural ecosystems and more.

New Zealand, and Tasman, needs to be prepared for a future of changing climate. As well as mitigating the problems, we need to work together to ensure that we, as a community, are prepared and ready to adapt to our ever changing environment.

 

You can take actions to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Urgent action is required to address climate change in Tasman District.

Climate change is likely to bring warmer temperatures, more extreme weather patterns and rising sea levels. Learn more about the likely impacts on Tasman District.

We need to better prepare our communities for the effects of ongoing changes to weather patterns and rising sea levels.