New Zealand declared an emergency situation due to climate crisis

New Zealand declared an emergency situation due to climate crisis

New Zealand on Wednesday introduced an emergency situation in connection with climate change by the decision of Parliament, reports The Guardian.

Scientists have been recording changes in the Earth’s climate for several years. Many governments are concerned about worsening weather conditions, natural disasters and global warming. Thus, the Parliament of New Zealand has decided to join 32 countries that have introduced an emergency regime. The government made such a decision the day before. Now, in New Zealand, the existence of the climate crisis has been officially recognized.

The initiative, supported by parliamentarians, describes “the devastating impact of changing and extreme weather – floods, sea level rise and natural fires – on New Zealand and the welfare of New Zealanders, on key industries, access to water resources and public health”.