Sea levels rising twice as fast as thought in New Zealand | Otago Daily Times Online News

The major new projections show infrastructure and homes in Auckland and Wellington – as well as many other places – risk inundation decades earlier than expected.

For example, in just 18 years parts of the capital will see 30cm of sea level rise, causing once-in-a-century flood damage every year.

Previously, councils and other authorities had not expected to reach this threshold until 2060 – halving the time to plan for mitigation or retreat.

Source: Sea levels rising twice as fast as thought in New Zealand | Otago Daily Times Online News