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The Big Read: Climate change – the best and worst for New Zealand – NZ Herald

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet - which holds the equivalent of several metres of sea level rise - is responding to climate change. Photo / File

New Zealand’s destiny is inextricably tied to that of its celebrated environment. But our blue and green backyard is now under unprecedented pressure from a wave of pests and human activity, ranging from development and pollution to climate change and tourism. In the second part of our week-long series, 50 Questions About the Environment, Victoria University climate scientist Professor James Renwick discusses the threats we face from a warming planet.

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