Report spells danger for Irish climate

The latest report by the Environmental Protection Agency reveals some gloomy predictions: water shortages in the east this summer, increased and more serious river and coastal flooding, poorer water quality, the possible extinction of vulnerable spec

24th March, 2007

The EU Climate Protection Target for Ireland warns that significant climate change impacts are expected to occur in Ireland over the coming decades, even if the EU target of limiting global temperature increases by 2 degrees centigrade is met.

Should this EU target not be achieved, the report states, the results could be catastrophic. A global temperature increase higher than 2 degrees centigrade would eventually lead to the loss of major ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.

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