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Friday 20 October 2017

Climate change focus at library talk will be on Wexford

By David tucker

Barry O'Dwyer, a Senior Post Doctoral Researcher at the MaREI Centre, UCC, is the guest speaker at a climate change talk at Wexford Library on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. The event, presented in association with Future-Proof Wexford, follows a recent talk at the same venue by environmentalist and architect Duncan Stewart.

The latter focused on how climate change may lead to mass migrations of people fleeing devastation and/or starvation, and global food shortages generally. On the plus side, he also looked at how those innovative enterprises prepared to take a long term sustainable approach can expect to prosper.

Barry O'Dwyer's talk will look at how climate change is already impacting the island of Ireland and what measures we can take to cope with the inevitable changes resulting from this.

County Wexford has already suffered the effects of climate change, most recently with last winter's flooding causing substantial disruption and damage to property and coastal erosion shaving many acres off the coastline.

Barry O'Dwyer contends that Wexford, like other badly-affected counties, can either take this lying down or it can put in place measures to deal with future such events.

This is a free event but advance booking is recommended. Tel 053 9196760.

Wexford People

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