We are currently entering into what is possibly the biggest calamity this planet has ever faced. According to scientists if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we will pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.
On November 30th, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding agreement on climate change with the aim of keeping global warming below 2° C. If temperatures were to rise above 4° C, risks include ‘substantial species extinction’, flooding, starvation and poverty.
In anticipation for the Paris Climate Conference Senator White has organised a free public meeting on climate change for Thursday November 12th at 7.30pm in ‘The Goat’ Goatstown.
The guest speaker on the night will be Professor John Sweeney from the Geography Department at NUI Maynooth. All welcome.