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Understanding climate risks makes us all less vulnerable – Dave Frame

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 19th, 2017.

Events like floods and droughts are not just figures in Treasury spreadsheets, writes Professor Dave Frame, the risks of them are changing and we need to understand how quickly they’re doing so. An excerpt (read in full): This comparison between the climate as it is today and as it might have been in a world […]

NZ Herald – Chris de Freitas: Flood prediction fraught with uncertainty

Peter Griffin posted in on January 25th, 2011.

In an opinion piece in the New Zealand Herald, Chris de Freitas of the University of Auckland explains why the six primary strategies used to deal with vulnerability to floods are all problematic. He explains why one cannot simply assume a 50 year flood (for example) happens every 50 years, and asks whether climate change […]

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