Q&A: What Kiwis think about climate change

Jul 6, 2017

Waikato University researchers have begun a new study that will canvas Kiwis on how New Zealand can prepare for climate change.

The two-year research project - supported with a $270,000 research grant from the Deep South National Science Challenge - will also explore how people's own cultural values shape and influence their adaptation strategies.

The project will include citizen panels with a range of business and community groups across the country, including farmers, small-to-medium business owners, tourism operators, iwi and hapu groups, and residents living in coastal or low-lying areas. NZ Herald Science reporter Jamie Morton talked to two of four lead researchers of the study, Professors Debashish Munshi and Priya Kurian, about what Kiwis think of climate change. More...