Adapting to climate changes
Hikurangi farmland in Northland after inundation from the heavy rainfall of 27–29 March 2007. (Photo: Graeme Smart)
Dr Andrew Tait, National Climate Centre, NIWA
New Zealand’s climate is highly variable. Growing seasons are rarely the same from one year to the next. Will there be an El Niño or a La Niña? Is the climate changing on a long-term basis, and what will it mean to me?
We will all adapt to future changes in the climate, eventually. Livelihoods depend on our ability to adapt.