New Zealand weather and climate

‘Climate and Colonization’ in Australasia offers important new historical understandings of human responses to climate and climate change by exploring the dynamic relationship between settlement, climate and colonization. Chapters in the proposed book consider the climate systems and the use of scientific evidence in historical research; physical impacts of climate on agricultural and land development; human-caused climate change; changing understandings of climate, including the development of “folk” and government meteorology.