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  • A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades.
    A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades.
    Dr Jan Wright
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    Report – Preparing New Zealand for rising seas: Certainty and uncertainty (PDF 2.49MB)
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    Report – Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science (PDF 1.59MB)
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