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Climate Change

What is Climate Change?

Climate describes the average weather of an area over a long period of time. Climate change is the change in regional or global climate patterns, such as temperature, winds and rainfall, over a long period of time - decades to thousands of years.

Climate change can be a natural process, Earth's climate has changed several times over it's lifetime. There have been several cycles of ice-age and glacial retreat over the last million years on earth with the last ice-age ending approximately 7,000 years ago. These cycles can be explained by changes in the Earth's orbit around the sun however, there is a new major cause of climate change; humans.

Human activities are now having significant effects on the Earth's climate, we are contributing to natural climate change primarily through the emission of greenhouse gasses. The effects of this can be seen in increased air and ocean temperatures, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, increased rainfall and flooding along with many others.

 

What is the difference between global warming and climate change?
Causes and the greenhouse effect
Effects of climate change in Ireland
Climate through time
Carbon Capture and Storage

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/Junior-Cycle-for-Teachers-Geography-M2M-Symposium.aspxJunior Cycle Teachers Geography SymposiumCool Planet Experience, Powerscourt House, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow2019-03-30T09:30:00.0000000Z2019-03-30T15:05:00.0000000Z
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/events/Pages/ReStoRE-Summer-School.aspxResearching Social Theories, Resources, & Environment International Summer SchoolUniversity College Dublin2019-06-30T23:00:00.0000000Z2019-07-04T23:00:00.0000000Z

Our Marine Programme is involved in a coastal erosion project and our Groundwater Programme in a groundwater flood monitoring project.

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/SFI-Frontiers-for-the-Future.aspxNew research funding call announced by SFI06/02/2019 00:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/events-and-news/news/Pages/The-Irish-Quaternary-Cycle.aspxThe Irish Quaternary Cycle16/01/2019 00:00:00

 

 

https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/Karst-of-Ireland-Landscape-Hydrogeology-Methods.aspxKarst of Ireland-Landscape Hydrogeology Methods, David Drew30/09/2018 23:00:00
https://www.gsi.ie/en-ie/publications/Pages/An-Economic-Review-of-the-Irish-Geoscience-Sector.aspxAn Economic Review of the Irish Geoscience Sector07/11/2017 00:00:00