Senator Mary White will be holding a free public meeting on climate change in “The Goat” in Goatstown on Thursday November 12th, at 7.30pm.
The guest speaker will be Professor John Sweeney PhD, who has published over 100 scientific papers and edited/ co-authored four texts on climate change in Ireland.
Professor Sweeney has also contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2007 and has led a number of nationally funded research projects examining various aspects of climate change in Ireland.
“We are currently entering into what is possibly the biggest calamity this planet has ever faced”, explained Senator White when asked about why she was holding the meeting.
“According to scientists, if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, we will pass the threshold beyond which global warming becomes catastrophic and irreversible.”
“Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill 2015 will be enacted weeks before the Paris conference and whilst it sets out the manner in which Ireland will transition to a low carbon economy by 2050, it fails to provide specific targets.
“It is hugely important to understand that as individuals can, as businesses, and as a nation that we can bring about change that will make a significant difference to the future of our planet”.