The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released video
broadcasts of the lectures from the recent - and highly popular
- climate change lecture series.
The seven-part series explored key aspects of climate change
- ranging from predictions and impacts, to its economic and
political consequences. An impressive group of international
speakers presented a comprehensive assessment of the facts,
challenges and opportunities arising from a changing global
climate and their lecture presentations, along with the ensuing
question and answer sessions, are now available as a video
broadcast on the EPA website.
Each lecture attracted an unexpectedly large audience, proving
that climate change is an issue of great importance to all
sections of society. The video broadcasts serve as an excellent
record of the lecture series and will be of great interest
to those who were unable to attend. They will provide valuable
teaching material for schools and any organidsation interested
in finding out more about the key facts from science - together
with the potential impacts and the solutions and actions required.
Dr Mary Kelly, EPA Director General said - "Climate
change is now acknowledged as one of the most serious threats
facing humanity. Responsibility for dealing with that
threat falls to this generation and fundamental and far-reaching
structural and lifestyle changes are required if we are to
deal with the environmental and social consequences.
"The time for action is now and we need to mobilise
everybody to the task if we are to be successful. Clear, accurate
and timely information is vital in raising awareness among
the public, the politicians and among key policy and decision-makers
in the country. We feel that making this series of lectures
widely available on the internet will be a valuable step towards
raising awareness about this important topic."
Dr Kelly added - "Clear, accurate information - at the
cutting-edge of the science of climate change - as well as
insights into the political processes involved in developing
and implementing global solutions to climate change, were
presented in the series and the Environmental Protection Agency
is indebted to the guest speakers who each gave willingly
of their time to engage with the Irish public."
The series was introduced by Dr Kelly and was chaired by
Dr John Bowman, historian, broadcaster, TV and radio presenter.
For details of the lectures - Click
Video broadcast link to the lecture series - Click
Note: Having selected internet connection
speed (Broadband or Dial Up), go to menus at Top-Left or Top
Right of screen to select individual lectures.