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Uncharted Waters Episode 1: The State of the Climate Science with John Sweeney

Uncharted Waters is a series of interviews and discussions with leading scientists, intellectuals, activists and public figures on the defining issues of our time.

It is hosted by me, Theo Cullen-Mouze, and I’m an 18 year old climate activist and writer from a small offshore island on Ireland’s West coast.

In this first episode, I’m joined by John Sweeney, Emeritus Professor of Geography at NUI Maynooth. Professor Sweeney has taught in universities in Ireland, North America and Africa, published over a hundred scientific papers and contributed to the IPCC reports over his distinguished 40 year career.

In this in depth interview, we discussed the latest developments in climate science and research, the Paris agreement and the political situation in Ireland with regards to climate action.  The complete interview is nearly an hour and a half long, so it has been split into two separate episodes.  In this part one of two, you’ll hear John talk about extreme weather patterns in relation to climate including the Siberian Heatwave and the climate science.  In part two, coming in a week, John and I discuss the Paris Agreement five years on, the politics of climate action and how we can better communicate the urgency of this crisis.

To listen to Uncharted Waters: you can either click the “play” button below, or find the podcast on Spotify.  It will also soon be available on Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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