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Ireland and Global Warming - 16 February 2008

Sir John Houghton addressing the
        audience at Belfast

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.

Audio recordings

Prof. Sir John Houghton's presentation (mp3, 16 Mb)
Prof. John Sweeney's presentation (mp3, 15 Mb)
Prof. Bob White's presentation (mp3, 15 Mb)
Questions and Answers (mp3, 13 Mb)

Slide presentations

Prof. Sir John Houghton's presentation (pdf, 2.9 Mb)
Prof. John Sweeney's presentation (pdf, 6.7 Mb)
Prof. Bob White's presentation (pdf, 2.9 Mb)

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,
Cambridge University

"Global warming: a Christian response"

15.00 - 16.00 Questions and answers

Time to ask questions to each of the speakers