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    Climate Change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation

    Murphy, Conor and Fealy, Rowan (2009) Climate Change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation. Technical Report. Irish Academy of Engineering, Dublin.

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    The purpose of this paper is to provide information to the engineering community on where we currently stand in our knowledge of the impacts of climate change in Ireland. It seeks to identify what we know and where the key uncertainties lie in relation to climate variables and impacts that are critical to designing robust engineering strategies for the future. Rather than trawl the substantial literature in the limited time available it provides some of the important findings from the key reports produced for Ireland in recent years, particularly Sweeney et al., 2008, McGrath et al., 2008 and Hulme at al., 2002. The thrust behind these reports has been to inform policy development in adapting to climate change. It is hoped that these findings will serve as a starting point for dialogue between the climate change research community and the engineering community about where we need to go from here in order to refine and provide the best information as possible for a profession with a substantial degree of responsibility in ensuring successful adaptation to climate change for this and future generations in Ireland.

    Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
    Keywords: Climate Change; Ireland; engineering strategies; adaptation;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Irish Climate Analysis and Research Units, ICARUS
    Item ID: 2503
    Depositing User: Rowan Fealy
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 15:37
    Publisher: Irish Academy of Engineering
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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