Rising Seas

New Zealand Geographic’s current title story examines the issue of rising seas. Sea levels are slowly creeping up on us and by the end of this century an increase of one metre is predicted. We are already experiencing more coastal erosion, flooding and salt-water intrusion.

On the 30th of November world leaders are gathering in Paris to discuss political solutions to climate change. The current government of New Zealand just rejected a scientific report outlining the predicted impact of rising seas in New Zealand. To read more, click here.