More frequent droughts as climate change hits Pacific: New Zealand scientist

Xinhua: Severe droughts that happen once every 20 years will affect New Zealand once every two to five years by the year 2100 and the country's Pacific neighbors will need help to deal with the impacts of climate change, a leading New Zealand climate scientist warned Wednesday. Auckland University climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger said the drought that affected New Zealand in the last southern summer, causing major difficulties for the country's pillar agriculture sector, would be much more common, as......

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