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The latest report from the UN’s panel on climate change revealed that carbon emissions are now at the “highest rate in human history”, a stark statistic that does not bode well for the future of the planet. Governments across the world – including Ireland – have set goals in terms of reductions in emissions but some of these targets are very ambitious. Sean was joined by Joseph Curtin, Senior Research Fellow and Climate Policy Analyst at the Institute of International and European Affairs and from Germany by Barbara Praetorius of the Think Tank Agora-Energie-Wende. Paddy O’Gorman visited a mart ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0417/609469-today-with-sean-o-rourke-thursday-17-april-2014/?clipid=1536415
Climate change has already affected the global food supply and is contributing to wars and natural disasters. These are among the conclusions of the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC. The report contains the starkest warnings yet about the pace and extent of climate change. Suzanne Goldenberg is the Guardian’s US environment correspondent. She joined Sean from the Japanese city of Yokohama, where the report was released.http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0331/605622-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-31-march-2014/?clipid=1521969
By Paddy Woodworth (University of Chicago Press) Manmade input to the environment has historically been given a short shrift. Where there is man, there is damage. But in his new book, my next guest advocates a radical approach to recasting man’s relationship with the environment. He argues for greater human intervention in a more managed environment, as opposed to what might be called a wilderness approach to conservation. The book is called Our Once And Future Planet – Restoring the world in the climate change century and its author Paddy Woodworth joins me now...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1211/492162-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-11-december-2013/?clipid=1375157
The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw closed last month, and as with previous summits the world has seen lots of talking about a globally-binding agreement on cutting carbon emissions, but no substantial results. As Ireland tries to get to grip with our carbon emission targets, Japan has gone the other way altogether and abandoned its targets. That’s all according Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and was once named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. Sean was also joined by Eamon Ryan, former minister for the environment and leader of the ...http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2013/1202/490406-today-with-sean-o-rourke-monday-2-december-2013/?clipid=1367876
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