Science, Engineering and Food Science

Climate Change and its impacts: Past, present and future

Professor Robert Devoy, Beaufort- CMRC, UCC, will look at the evidence of past Earth climate changes, current “climate warming”, the impacts for Ireland including coastal impacts & other flooding issues.

Professor Robert Devoy of Beaufort- CMRC (Costal Marine Research Centre) is a renowned expert on is the many aspects of sea-level changes, ancient shorelines and coastal processes. More recently, people’s concerns for the repercussions of climate change and sea-level rise have resulted in work on the prediction, through numerical modelling, of the impacts of changes in storminess patterns on European Atlantic coasts. Coastal erosion, wave, sediment and water dynamics on the south coasts of Ireland, together with work on tsunamis in New Zealand are topics of Professor Devoy’s current research. This talk will look at the evidence of past Earth climate changes, particularly since the end of the last Ice Age, and the issues of natural climate patterns and their variability (including the role of people in these changes). Professor Devoy will also discuss the current issues of “climate warming” since the 18th Century & the industrial era, with the increasing human release of GHGs and the evidence for a ‘warming’ Earth atmoshere-ocean system, concluding with the particular impacts and applications of these changes for Ireland. We will look at coastal impacts & other flooding issues and the links to the needed government and public responses. You can book your attendance in advance here to ensure your place although there will be a limited number of places available on the evening.

Category: Conferences: Science Engineering and Food Science
Time: 7-9pm
Location: UCC Western Gateway Building lecture theatre G05
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € free
Contact: Gillian Bruton
021 4903534

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