Climate change and extreme weather in the news

Flooding in Dunedin, wild waves in Wellington and drought in Canterbury – will there be more of the same in a warmer future? Recent extreme weather events have got the media asking about the role of climate change in these phenomena.

Examples include:

Dom Post: Wellington south coast roads threatened by waves
Radio New Zealand: Retreat from coast may be ‘inevitable’
New Zealand Herald: Huge Wellington waves may return
Radio NZ: Extreme Weather and Climate Change – Our Changing World

TVNZ News: Worsening climate change to make life tougher for farmers, warns Government
Otago Daily Times: Groser: NZ to get more droughts
International Business News: Climate Change Hits New Zealand: Drought, Global Warming To Further Strain Farmers

Otago Daily Times: Don’t blame climate change for city deluge, weather experts say
New Zealand Herald: Dog taken by rogue wave a ‘victim of climate change’