Researcher warns: homes should not be built close to the shoreline

Building future homes by shoreline not sustainable, researcher warns:

A study by New Zealand and European researchers says sea-level rise will have severe consequences, and long-term property planning needs to begin urgently.

Study co-author Dr Judy Lawrence from the Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University warned rising sea levels will affect properties in the future, and said New Zealanders should not build their homes close to the shoreline.

Lawrence said New Zealanders often want to build their property near the edge of the water – but they should not.

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