Kate Sheppard Quotes

What was once a 100-year flood will happen every 3 to 20 years. And truly catastrophic storms will do damage unimaginable today.

 
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Storms and other weather events are occurring much more frequently as a result of the climate changes that have been taking place in the last decades. And many of the natural barriers and/or protections have been removed in favor of more “productive” utilizations of the land. Finally, in the last century Americans have had a penchant for rebuilding in dangerous flood and shoreline areas and so when there is a serious storm, the number of people, buildings, and infrastructure that is at risk is much larger than in the past.
Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Born: March 10, 1848
  • Died: July 13, 1934
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Katherine Wilson Sheppard was the most prominent member of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand and the country's most famous suffragette. Born in Liverpool, England, she emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1868. There she became an active member of various religious and social organisations, including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). In 1887 she was appointed the WCTU's National Superintendent for Franchise and Legislation, a position she used to advance the cause of women's suffrage in New Zealand.

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