Emeritus Professor John Sweeney of NUI Maynooth will address the issue of climate change at an Eco–Congregation Ireland event in Carrigaline Church of Ireland, Cork, on 7 November at 7.30pm.
The title of the event, which will be open to members of the public, is ‘Climate Justice ~ Cork? Ireland? The world? How climate change affects us here and overseas’.
Prof Sweeney is currently leading a research programme into the impacts of climate change in Ireland and into the production of climate scenarios for Ireland for mid and end century. As one of the contributing authors and a review editor of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Prof Sweeney shared, with several hundred other climatologists, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
“Time is running out for taking decisive action to avoid dangerous climate change,” he says. “In Ireland political paralysis and vested interests are preventing us from meeting our agreed international obligations. As individuals and a society, our ethical responsibilities demand we take seriously what is generally agreed to be the major problem of the 21st century.”
Following Prof Sweeney’s talk, members of two eco–congregations – Carrigaline Union and Clonakilty Methodist Church – will give short presentations …read more
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