The Met Éireann Podcast - Climate impacts and solutions with Professor Peter Thorne

A new episode of The Met Éireann Podcast is out now.

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.

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.

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