Climate Change - Preparing for the Challenge
How much should Council do?
In the Timaru District, climate change will have a variety of impacts; from higher sea levels to more intense rainfall, warmer temperatures and droughts potentially changing what food and crops we can grow. We are already seeing some of these effects through increased frequency of flooding and coastal erosion. Some of these impacts may be positive, (e.g. warmer winters, a longer crop growing season), but other impacts will challenge how we currently live.