We can expect more erosion and dry spells like the one affecting growers around the country if no progress is made at Cancun, said the Green Party today.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) warned yesterday that Northland could be in official drought by Christmas. The same day, a Landcare Research report confirmed major erosion was taking place all over Mt Taranaki and blamed increased frequency and severity of storms due to climate change.
“If we are to avoid dangerous planetary warming, we need a fair and binding international commitment to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions,” said Green Party spokesperson on international climate change negotiations, Dr Kennedy Graham.
“While no single flood or drought can be linked with perfect certainty to human-induced climate change, we know that there will be more extreme weather events.