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Canterbury, we are experiencing a climate emergency

WEB Tutaepatu lagoon April 2016

Climate change is already impacting our local ecosystems and communities

Future projections for Canterbury/Waitaha show worse storms, floods and droughts happening more often, sea levels continuing to rise, and changes in the diversity of plants and animals in our region.

Here is what you need to know about what’s likely to happen in Canterbury’s future.

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NZ just had its warmest year on record – again

12 Jan 2023

The latest Annual Climate Summary from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has confirmed that 2022 was Aotearoa New Zealand's warmest year since records began in 1909.

While Canterbury/Waitaha wasn’t as impacted by the worst of 2022’s extreme weather as other parts of the motu, the region did experience its fair share of atmospheric anomalies that were mentioned in NIWA’s report.

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No matter where you live or what you do, climate change affects us all

Explore the links here for reliable information and resources about the effects of climate change on Canterbury/Waitaha to help you understand, prepare, manage and adapt to its impacts.