Facing up to Climate Change: Where next for Climate Science?

Date released: Nov 19 2019

Dame Professor Julia Slingo will present the next EPA Climate Change Lecture as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action.  This will take place on Wednesday 20th November in the Round Room at the Mansion House in Dublin. In this public lecture, Dame Julia will discuss what is next for climate science as we tackle the climate challenges that lie ahead.

Dame Professor Julia Slingo commented:

“The work of the climate scientist is never done as the science continues to evolve. Our knowledge and understanding of how the climate system works and how it’s going to change continues to depend on answering fundamental scientific questions. I look forward to delivering the EPA’s climate change lecture and setting out the ongoing role of climate science in addressing the greatest challenge of the 21st century.”

Laura Burke, EPA Director General said,

“The role for climate science is greater than ever before, as we face the challenges of how to mitigate global warming, how to adapt to a changing climate, and how to make ourselves more resilient to weather and climate hazards. We are delighted to welcome Dame Julia Slingo, an esteemed climate scientist, to deliver the EPA’s climate change lecture and we look forward to hearing where next for climate science which continues to shape our knowledge and understanding of the climate system”.

Dame Slingo is a distinguished climate scientist and has worked in many of the leading international meteorological and climatological institutions, including a period as Chief Scientist in the United Kingdom Meteorological Office from 2009 to 2016. She was chosen as Laureate of European Meteorological Society Silver Medal in 2017, its highest award, for outstanding contributions to meteorology and climate predictions.

Met Éireann will partner with the EPA in hosting this public Climate Change lecture by Dame Julia Slingo.

Séamus Walsh, Head of Climatology and Observations in Met Éireann said:

“Met Éireann is delighted to co-host this event. It is a great privilege to have a scientist of Dame Professor Julia Slingo’s standing deliver a public lecture on the future of Climate Science, I would encourage anyone with an interest in Climatology to attend”.

This free event requires registration and tickets can be booked here. The event will also be live streamed here.  

People can also follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #ClimateLecture2019.

Notes to Editor
The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, will host a public lecture on what is next for climate science as we tackle the climate challenges that lie ahead.

The event will be live streamed here.

Title:  Facing up to Climate Change: What next for Climate Science?

About the Speaker: Dame Julia Slingo served as Chief Scientist of the UK Met Office from 2009 until her retirement in 2016. Through her career, she has worked at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the US National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Reading University. Dame Julia was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015 and Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2016

Date/Time: 20th November 2019. Registration and refreshments from: 18:00. Lecture at 19:00

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.