Friday December 6, 2019

Climate change has Ireland in its crosshairs

Storm surge would cause at least €1 billion worth of damage

22nd November, 2019
Professor John Sweeney

John Sweeney is the kind of fellow that people might wish would keep his thoughts and views to himself. His recent prediction of a storm surge which will cost Ireland €1 billion, at least, is the kind of disturbing news that no one wants to hear – much less believe.

Unfortunately, Sweeney makes no idle claim. As emeritus professor of geography at Maynooth University, Sweeney has been studying climate change for decades. In addition, he...

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