ROSA WOODS/STUFF Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on calls from young people that her Government isn’t acting fast enough on climate change. OPINION: We've all heard the predictions. As global warming continues, future generations will face more uncertain weather and a range of ever-more-frequent related disasters. Storms will become more intense. Between storms, warmer weather will make forests and farms drier and more prone to drought and wildfire. Sea level will rise and marine industries will become more uncertain as ocean waters warm and acidify. It all sounds pretty scary. Future generations will need to be prepared, resourceful and resilient. But will it also be more expensive for them? READ MORE: 23-million-year-old leaves hint trees might ‘breathe’ easier in high-carbon air Climate Explained: What caused major climate change in the past? That fuggy feeling: how high carbon dioxide affects our brains Drive your way into a cleaner future and your partner’s good books We asked about climate change coverage and got 15,000 responses There are a few things that are certain to go up in price. For one, insurance costs for homes and businesses will go up. We already see this in places around the world, where wildfire and flood risk… Read full this story
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