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.