article featuring MaREI’s Hannah Daly. Limiting Ireland’s contribution to global warming this century

Minister Eamon Ryan along with MaREI researcher Hannah Daly were featured in a recent Journal Article entitled ‘‘A new set of solutions’: What measures can Ireland take to limit global warming this century?’.

The Article highlighted a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which found that “deep reductions” in carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are crucial to prevent the planet from warming by more than 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius.
“IT’S STILL POSSIBLE to limit global warming to 1.5 or 2 degrees Celsius – that’s the message that emerged from a major UN report published on climate change this week.”

The highlights of this report include: Halving emissions in ten years, Agriculture, Transportation, New solutions, Safeguarding against climate risks and What the next steps are.

Everyone has talents and individual influence in whatever stream they’re in and if they can use that to push for positive systemic change in whatever way they can, in their schools, in their families, in their businesses, if they’re decision-makers – that’s how systemic change will come about.
Hannah Daly
Funded Investigator
For Ireland and Europe the report predicts more intense heatwaves and increased flooding as temperatures rise. If global temperatures rise by more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels there will be critical consequences for agriculture and health.
Eamon Ryan
Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications. Minister for Transport.