The Invading Sea

Neville Peat


The first book for a general audience about adapting to the impact of climate change on New Zealand’s coastline.

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About the book

‘Low-lying coast is a chronically grim frontline of climate change, socially and economically, and the frontline with the most to lose.’

New Zealand’s coastline is under attack. When cyclones and king tides coincide, there is double trouble at the sea’s edge with erosion and flooding.

Award-winning author Neville Peat investigates the multiple faces of the greatest environmental issue to face New Zealand and other Pacific nations this century:

• the science of a warming, rising, stormier sea
• the risky reality for many low-lying communities
• the sluggish response of central and local government
• the engineered solutions
• and the curly question of insurance.

He also addresses the vital question: what should be done and who should pay?

About the author

Neville Peat

Neville Peat lives close to the coast on Otago Peninsula. He has written extensively about New Zealand geography and the natural environment. His titles range from Antarctica to the atolls of Tokelau. A journalist in earlier years, he served for 12 years as a councillor on the Otago Regional Council and Dunedin City Council. In 2018, he was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to conservation.


Dimensions: 229 x 160 mm
Number of pages: 240
Binding: Soft cover with flaps
Additional information: Colour throughout.

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