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Crucial Copenhagen

Yesterday, I talked on RTE Radio 1 about climate change and the conference in Copenhagen.

The negotiations are reaching a critical stage. Listen to the interview.

A new reality

I also wrote an article about the impact climate change is having on the poorest and most vulnerable people:


By 2050, summer temperatures are likely to rise by 4-5 degrees in northwest Asia and be 3-4 degrees higher over much of India. Increases in temperature will reduce soil moisture, bring additional health problems and a proliferation of pests. Climate change is also exacerbating water scarcity.

The United Nations Environment Program estimates that up to 25% of world food production could be lost as a result of climate change.

The article was published recently in the US. Read the full version.