Closing in year-by-year its effects are becoming increasingly glaring.
You know what I’m getting at, that global warming chat 10% of your friend group is always so hung-up on.
You can go back and join the blind masses if you want to, if this meaningful discussion is above you.
Now’s your chance.
The reality is: Climate change is going to make life a lot more difficult for many groups of New Zealanders, especially those already on struggle street.
President Professor of the Royal Society Te Aparangi, Richard Bedford, said in a recent report “if we think of the basic building blocks of health, such as our shelter, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat, all will be affected by climate change”.
Bedford explained that more particulates [particles] and pollen in the air will exacerbate respiratory problems like asthma, contaminate water supplies and increase “food spoilage or crop failures which may reduce food safety and affordability”.
Considering more than half a million Kiwis currently take medication for asthma-related issues, this is a problematic finding.
This reality could force people to move away from their homes and potentially even New Zealand.
The report explained this “can cause uncertainty for vulnerable populations and lead to mental health issues from the trauma of leaving familiar surroundings, the breaking of social ties, and the difficulty of resettlement.”