Climate crisis: Many Kiwis misunderstand sea level rise

A NZ Herald article.

Sea level rise is one of the largest climate change hazards facing New Zealand – but new research suggests that many Kiwis don’t have an accurate picture of the risk.

A new study, just published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, has indicated nearly one in five Kiwis may over-estimate the projected amount of sea level rise this century.

While the researchers said there were obvious dangers with a public that downplayed the risk, there were problems, too, with over-estimating it.

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