Peter Thorne

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Peter Thorne is a professor of physical geography (climate science) at Maynooth University.

Achieving a 7 per cent reduction in carbon emissions annually in Ireland will not happen immediately, so “people have to give the government time to t(...)

Dr David Styles’s modelling of different possibilities sees Irish beef’s ranking rise as high as third or fall as low as 11th. Equally, Irish dairy can rise to first or fall to 11th.

Published in 2010, using data from 2004, one of the most cited pieces of beef and dairy research is now well over a decade old. According to Bord Bia,(...)

The Green Party has flagged it is seeking for the next decade a yearly emissions cut of 7 per cent. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Any party entering government formation talks with Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael should insist the State pursue actions to contain climate breakdown – and(...)

Experts say rising global sea levels will exacerbate the risk of both repeat flooding and storm surges in an Irish context. File photograph: Getty Images

Extreme flooding events in some US coastal areas could double every five years if sea levels fuelled by climate change continue to rise, according to (...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran   in flood water in Athlone, Co  Westmeath. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Job done,” said the Minister for Flood Relief, striding from the swollen waters of the Shannon. “I’m drownded f***in’ wet though.” For a politician(...)

What happens when it does hit? Big problems, and very visible ones, according to the academic. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Another week, another quite terrifying prediction on the impact of climate change on the geography of Ireland. This time, the source was Maynooth Un(...)

Currently, about 600 homes in the capital city are at risk of coastal flooding but  it is estimated that the number of affected homes will increase to around 12,848. Photograph: iStock

Almost 13,000 homes in Dublin City are predicted to be affected by extreme coastal flooding if climate change continues at its current pace, the head (...)

Ganaa Devee, a surfer from Mongolia, watches the waves at Lahinch in Co Clare on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, “the best weather-modelling service in the world”, as far back as last Friday week flagged the(...)

Green Party MEP Grace O’Sullivan said the report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms irreversible damage is already being done to marine environments and ice sheets.

Ireland may escape the devastation of increased superstorms and tsunamis predicted to occur due to increased global warming, but it faces major sea le(...)

Holstein cows: Everybody needs to think carefully about their diets, experts say. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

The world cannot avoid the worst impacts of climate change without radically changing how it produces food, the UN has warned in its latest assessment(...)

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