An Evening of Weather and Climate
Featuring Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann and other experts
Western Gateway Lecture Theatre, G05, University College Cork
Thursday, 28 February, 2019, from 18.30 to 21.00.
Admission is free. Register here. Booking is advised.
The Irish Meteorological Society and the UCC Physics and Astronomy Society are pleased to invite you to an evening of four presentations on interesting topics in weather and climate.
Weather (and particularly severe weather events) affects our lives and our economic wellbeing in many ways. The prospect of climate change brought about by human activity presents challenges for us all in understanding the weather and climate of the future and in planning to cope with its effects.
We have selected four different topics that will provide an insight into the wide spectrum of weather and climate matters:
- Evelyn Cusack and Dr. Colm Clancy (Met Éireann) – Ireland’s Weather: a Journey through Time (forecasting Ireland’s weather, from early times to the present day)
- Tadgh O’Leary (Community Pharmacist, Blackpool, Cork) – Engagement with Society - Communities at Risk (a case study of the impact of flooding of the river Bride on the local community in Blackpool and the actions taken to respond)
- Dr. Lucia Hermida Gonzalez (UCC) – Attribution of Severe Weather Events to Climate Change (Human influence in extreme weather and climate events)
- Dr Andy Ruth (UCC) – Planet Earth: a Place in the Sun (how greenhouse gases change the Earth’s energy balance and thereby affect climate)
The objective of this event is to provide science-based information on these interesting subjects, to raise awareness of weather and climate matters and to stimulate further discussion and action. It is aimed at the general public as well as at students and academics.
All are welcome. Prior registration through irishmetsociety.org is encouraged although non-registered people will be admitted on the night subject to availability.
The Irish Meteorological Society and the UCC Physics and Astronomy Society are grateful for the support of EPA Research and the UCC Geography and Physics departments, the UCC Environmental Research Institute and the Irish National Flood Forum in organising this event.