Ireland”s leading climate scientist to address climate justice event

Nobel Peace Prize–winner will talk about the impacts of climate change here & overseas

Emeritus Professor John Sweeney of NUI Maynooth will address the topic, ‘Climate Change: the clock is ticking’ at an inter–church event in Letterkenny on Friday 13th February at 7.30pm.

The event, which will be open to members of the public, will be co–hosted by Eco–Congregation Ireland (ECI) and Raphoe Justice and Peace Group, in the Regional Cultural Centre.

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. As preparations continue for what will be a …read more

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