Climate change: Impact on NZ
This lists the impacts predicted in the UN's climate change report for New Zealand.
* A 2-4 degrees Celsius increase in average temperatures by 2100.
* Hotter, drier summers will increase the risk of wildfire across more of the year - particularly where homes are close to bush, scrub and forest.
* More extreme rainfall events, due to increasing moisture in the air as it warms, will lead to more flooding and risk of flooding.
* Sea levels will rise 0.5m by 2100 and an increase in storms will see ''one in 100 year'' events happen annually by 2100.
* Water resources in the drier areas of the country - for example, Marlborough and the Canterbury Plains - will dwindle.
* More rain rather than snow will fall on mountain ranges, boosting the intake of hydro lakes and some river systems such as the Clutha.
* Winters will be warmer and New Zealanders will use less electricity to keep themselves warm.
* Snow lines will move higher up mountains.
* Seas will warm and fish distribution patterns will change.