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Dull June doesn’t alter the reality of climate change – The Times

It would be dangerous to assume that Ireland is not at risk of global warming because of the lack of summer sunshine, environmental experts have said.

Professor John Sweeney, a former climate scientist on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that while June was “a bit cloudy”, individual summers could not be viewed as representative, and that long-term data showed the reality of global warming.

He said people who viewed the dull month as evidence against global warming should distinguish between weather and climate — the study of weather patterns over a long period of time.

“It’s mistaken to try and say that every summer should be getting warmer because the climate is changing. The long-term trend certainly will be that both summers

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