Episode 5 - Professor John Sweeney
Professor John Sweeney on meeting Ireland’s 2030 energy and climate targets
Professor John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography at the NUI Maynooth joins host Jim Scheer to discuss the stark reality of the latest climate science, Ireland’s energy and climate targets, and the chances of meeting them by 2030.
Professor John Sweeney has been a member of the Geography Department at Maynooth University since 1978. John is a leader in climate action in Ireland; has published over 100 scientific papers and has written extensively on many different aspects of climatology and climate change in Ireland. He has been involved in many international research projects and has led nationally funded research projects examining various aspects of climate change in Ireland.
Professor Sweeney contributed to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.