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Prof Thorne says it's madness to keep telling farmers to do something different every couple of years. Photo: Clare Keogh

Prof Thorne says it's madness to keep telling farmers to do something different every couple of years. Photo: Clare Keogh

Professor Peter Thorne is Director of the Icarus Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University and member of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photo: Jenny Barker Photography

Professor Peter Thorne is Director of the Icarus Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University and member of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Photo: Jenny Barker Photography

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Prof Thorne says it's madness to keep telling farmers to do something different every couple of years. Photo: Clare Keogh

“I despair at how the mitigation conversation in this country centres on agriculture,” a leading climate scientist has warned the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee.

Professor Peter Thorne, Director of the Icarus Climate Research Centre at Maynooth University and member of the Climate Change Advisory Council, says this narrative “is making it someone else’s problem for the vast majority of the population who are not farmers”.


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