The Met Éireann Podcast

Few things impact us on a daily basis like the weather; how we work and travel, how we exercise and socialise, how we grow our food, our safety and even how we feel. Our weather and climate are changing, and a better understanding of our atmosphere can help us navigate these changes.

The Met Éireann Podcast explores all things weather and climate, the mysteries of our atmosphere and meets the people that work to understand them. Dr Noel Fitzpatrick is joined by new guests each episode to help uncover the science and its wide-ranging impacts. For more, see met.ie/podcast.

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Season 4 Episode 2 – Climate impacts and solutions with Prof Peter Thorne

The extreme heatwaves and droughts of Summer 2022 affected hundreds of millions of people across the Northern Hemisphere, and although exceptional to us, should they now be expected in a warming climate? Will last summer be considered average or even cool later this century?

In this month’s episode, Noel is speaking with Professor Peter Thorne, a professor in Physical Geography at Maynooth University and the Director of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units group (ICARUS). Professor Thorne is also a Lead Author for the Assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Together, they discuss the current climate path we are on, how individual extreme events can be attributed to climate change, the opportunities presented by climate mitigation and outlooks for the future.

Season 4 Episode 1 – Adventures on the frontiers of climate change

Dr Heïdi Sevestre is one of the world’s leading voices on the need to protect our planet’s cold places and the damage being caused by climate change. In this episode, Heïdi and Noel discuss her recent expeditions to the Arctic, Greenland and Andes, surviving severe storms and polar bear encounters, and joining the world’s best climbers to help carry out research in extreme locations. Heïdi and Noel also discuss the importance of science communication and the need for climate scientists to raise their voices.


Season 3 Episode 3 – IPCC Report – Avoiding the worst effects of climate change

After discussing the current and future effects of climate change in our last episode, this month we explore how we can reduce and avoid its worst impacts. Noel is joined again by Dr. Padraig Flattery to discuss the latest IPCC report on climate mitigation.

Noel Fitzpatrick, Met Éireann

Noel Fitzpatrick, Met Éireann

 

Dr. Padraig Flattery, Met Éireann

Dr. Padraig Flattery, Met Éireann

 

Season 3 – Episode 2 – Top 10 take aways from the IPCC Report on the impact of Climate Change

In this month’s episode, Noel speaks to Dr. Padraig Flattery of Met Éireann’s Climate Services about the latest IPCC climate report, and they discuss its top 10 takeaway messages.:

1. Vulnerability
2. Irreversible Changes
3. Approaching Limits
4. Human Health and Climate Change
5. Protection of Nature
6. Community and Local Adaptation
7. Mental Health as an impact
8. Climate resilient development
9. Maladaptation
10. Ireland – Impacts and progress so far

Season 3 – Episode 1 – Ancient Ireland and the Sky

In this month’s podcast, we’re exploring the sky’s influence on the culture and structures of ancient Ireland. Noel talks to Dr. Frank Prendergast, one of Ireland’s leading experts on solar alignment, about the role of the Sun, Moon and stars in the design and position of tombs and monuments in prehistoric Ireland, and on the importance of preserving dark night skies in the present.

Season 2 – Episode 8 – The Future of Forecasting

Join Noel & Liz in the latest Met Éireann podcast which covers topics from the advancements in satellite, radar and artificial intelligence, to the new UWC supercomputer which will be operational next year.

Season 2 – Episode 7 – COP26, Storm Barra And Winter Weather Forecast

In this bumper Xmas edition, senior climatologist Keith Lambkin gives us a round-up of what happened at COP26 and meteorologist Paul Moore joins us to discuss Storm Barra and what lies ahead weather wise this winter.

Season 2 – Episode 6 – COP26: What’s At Stake And What To Look Out For

Dr. John Hanley is a climate scientist at Met Éireann and in this episode he highlights some of the latest findings on climate change as well as the key objectives of COP26, which he will be attending.

Season 2 – Episode 5 – Weather in Search and Rescue

This month, we look at the vital service provided by search and rescue teams and how weather impacts their operations. We talk to members of the Galway Mountain Rescue team, Rory Sherlock and Eamon Hartley, and pilot Pauric Slattery from the Rescue 118 Coast Guard helicopter.

 


Find out more about the presenters and each episode from Season One in our notes below