This is really embarrassing, especially coming from mayors of coastal towns that are undoubtedly going to feel the effects of climate change in coming years. e.g. ‘Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless said he believed that human industry had an impact on climate, but that it was overstated. “Some of it has been exaggerated - I’m not sure about sea level rises and all that. I don’t think people need to get too alarmed.” ‘ the rest here.