Prof Peter Thorne, Professor in Physical Geography (Climate Change) at Maynooth University in Ireland and Director of the Irish Climate Analysis and Research UnitS group (ICARUS) has responded in the ICARUS Blog to recent media suggesting National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the United States had manipulated data to pressurize world leaders.
Geography: Response to media claims of data manipulation in Climate Science
Maynooth University researchers are set to receive over €5 million in funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) under the Frontiers for the Future Programme, to tackle a range of topics such as renewable energy, climate change, food security, astronomy, immunology and cognitive science.
Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Act now for a liveable future, scientists plead as IPCC climate report shows time running out to tackle global warming. Independent.ie Press release
The world’s plans to tackle climate change are insufficient and make it likely global warming will reach the critical 1.5C threshold early next decade. With that will come “rapidly escalating hazards” with more frequent and intense extreme weather events, increased harm to human health and nature, and worsening food and water shortages. These dangers lie ahead despite the availability of “multiple, feasible and effective options” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those are the conclusions of scientists in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released today.
Date: Monday, 20 March 2023
ICARUS research shows a 40% rise in hurricane rainfall rate over land for a 1°C rise in ocean temperatures
ICARUS Climate Research Centre academics analyse tropical cyclone rainfall in the North Atlantic between 1997 -2017
Date: Wednesday, 01 March 2023
Striking Línte na Farraige art installation in Wexford town warns of sea level rise along Ireland’s coastlines, based on climate research at MU and TCD
Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2022
Maynooth University is collaborating on research into the future of drone flights as part of an initiative to accelerate the potential of drones across local governments in Ireland.
Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
European-wide network designed to educate the public, industry government of the benefits of Earth Observation data launched today at MU
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Maynooth University congratulates MU’s Terrain-AI and Microsoft Ireland on receiving prestigious US-Ireland Research Innovation Award.
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Maynooth University's research on sea level trends in Dublin Bay over eight decades has confirmed elevated rates of sea level rise in recent years.
Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022
Terrain-AI, led by Dr Rowan Fealy and Professor Tim McCarthy, wins AI Award for Best Application of AI to Achieve Social Good at the AI Awards ceremony, held on Thursday 25 November. The AI Awards, which are held annually, seek to recognise how AI can be ethically used to help solve some of the biggest business, academic, environmental, and health challenges facing our society today.
Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Taoiseach Micheál Martin and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill today launched the All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network (AICBRN) at a pivotal point, with the world having heard the true scale of the global crisis at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-26) and the UN Biodiversity Conference last month (COP-15).
Date: Tuesday, 09 November 2021