Ireland and Global Warming
16 February 2008
About 80 delegates attended "Ireland and Global Warming", a one-day conference organised by Christians in Science Ireland, looking at the evidence and impact of global warming worldwide, at the relevance of global warming for Ireland, and at the issues global warming raises for Christians. The conference was held in the Spires Conference Centre in Belfast.
Report in the April 2008 Presbyterian Herald
Trying to Keep Our Cool (pdf, 94 kb)
|10.15 - 11.00||Registration
|11.00 - 12.00||
Prof. Sir John Houghton FRS
Former Chair/Co-chair of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and President of the John Ray Initiative
"Global warming: a global emergency"
|12.00 - 13.00||
Prof. John Sweeney
Director of ICARUS (Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units) and Professor of Geography,
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
"Global warming: its impact on Ireland"
|13.00 - 14.00||Free time to get lunch in Belfast
|14.00 - 15.00||
Prof. Bob White FRS
Associate Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and Professor of Geophysics,
"Global warming: a Christian response"
|15.00 - 16.00||Questions and answers
Time to ask questions to each of the speakers
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
- An Inconvenient Truth
- The Nobel Peace Prize 2007
- "Global Warming, Climate Change and Sustainability: Challenge to Scientists, Policy-makers and Christians" by Sir John Houghton, 2007: pdf (3.9 Mb).
- Nick Spencer & Robert White: "Christianity, Climate Change and Sustainable Living", SPCK (2007): order online.
- "Climate change controversies: a simple guide" by The Royal Society, 2007:
html, pdf (707 kb).
- "For tomorrow too" by Tearfund, 2005: pdf (1.0 Mb), or order online.
- Presentation of the Expert group report to the COMECE Bishops: "Climate change requires an ethical answer".
- Christian environmental links
- Irish Committee on Climate Change