Ireland’s climate is changing and this has implications for the citizens, environment and economy of Tipperary and for the services of the Council. We are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate and can expect to see the following changes:
- Increasing Temperatures
- Changing patterns of precipitation
- Changes in wind patterns
Typical impacts as a result will be:
- Flood events
- Water scarcity/droughts with resultant impacts on communities, older persons, farming etc.
- Severe Weather events i.e. storms, cold snaps.
- Impacts on the environment i.e. water quality, upland fires, ecological changes, changes to the seasons etc.
For further detail on Climate Change and Climate Action see the Climate Change Advisory Council Annual Review 2017, login to Climate Ireland or review the ‘The Status of Irelands Climate, 2012’